John Herschel

John Herschel bio

Birth Name: John Frederick William Herschel

Occupation: Astronomer

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: March 7, 1792

Date Of Death: May 11, 1871

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: German

John Herschel was born on the 7th of March, 1792. He was popular for being a Astronomer. Son of the famed astronomer William Herschel who made many important astronomic observations. He also did work in photography and studied color blindness.

John Herschel was born in England. At Cambridge, his fellow classmate Charles Babbage and him promised each other to leave the world wiser than they found it. He discovered many of the moons of Saturn and Uranus and investigated ultraviolet rays.

John Herschel was a Pisces and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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John Herschel was born in 1790s.

John Frederick William Herschel is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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John Herschel’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on John Herschel’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, John Herschel kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

John Herschel was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Frederick William Herschel
NICKNAME: Sir John Frederick William Herschel 1st Baronet, John Frederick William Herschel, Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: John Herschel was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: John Herschel was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: John Herschel had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

John Herschel’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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