William Herschel

William Herschel bio

Birth Name: William Herschel

Occupation: Astronomer

Place Of Birth: Hanover

Date Of Birth: November 15, 1738

Date Of Death: August 25, 1822

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

William Herschel was born on the 15th of November, 1738. He was best known for being a Astronomer. Famous Astronomer and composer who discovered infrared radiation, the planet Uranus, and two of its major moons, Titania and Oberon. He is also known for the twenty-four symphonies that he composed.

William Herschel was born in Hanover. He composed twenty-four symphonies and played four instruments. During his career, he constructed more than four hundred telescopes and with them he discovered over 2400 objects defined by him as nebulae.

William Herschel was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Herschel was born in 1730s.

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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William 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 William Herschel’s parents.

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Personal Life

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

William Herschel was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Herschel
NICKNAME: William Herschel
RELIGION: Lutheran
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: William Herschel was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: William Herschel was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

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

William Herschel’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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