Robert Stawell Ball

Robert Stawell Ball bio

Birth Name: Robert Stawell Ball

Occupation: Astronomer

Place Of Birth: Ireland

Date Of Birth: July 1, 1840

Date Of Death: November 25, 1913

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

Robert Stawell Ball was born on the 1st of July, 1840. He was best known for being a Astronomer. Irish astronomer remembered for founding the mathematical concept known as “screw theory.” He was named the Royal Astronomer of Ireland at the University of Dublin in 1874 and is responsible for important works on astronomy like A Treatise on Spherical Astronomy.

Robert Stawell Ball was born in Ireland. He was born in Dublin and worked under famed astronomer Lord Rosse in the 1860’s. His seminal astronomy book The Story of the Heavens was referenced in the classic James Joyce novel Ulysses.

Robert Stawell Ball was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Robert Stawell Ball was born in 1840s.

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

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Personal Life

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Robert Stawell Ball was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Robert Stawell Ball
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Robert Stawell Ball was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

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

Ruling Planet: Robert Stawell Ball had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Robert Stawell Ball’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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