Williamina Fleming

Williamina Fleming bio

Birth Name: Williamina Fleming

Occupation: Astronomer

Place Of Birth: Scotland

Date Of Birth: May 15, 1857

Date Of Death: May 21, 1911

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Williamina Fleming was born on the 15th of May, 1857. She was best known for being a Astronomer. Scottish astronomer remembered for having developed a workable system for cataloging stars under the tutelage of renowned astronomer Edward Charles Pickering. In 1888, she discovered the Horsehead Nebula.

Williamina Fleming was born in Scotland. She worked as the maid for Edward Charles Pickering, which proved to be her gateway into astronomy. In 1906, she became the first female member of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Williamina Fleming was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Williamina Fleming was born in 1850s.

Williamina Fleming 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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Williamina Fleming’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Williamina Fleming’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Williamina Fleming was born in the Year of the Serpent.

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Zodiac Sign: Williamina Fleming was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Williamina Fleming was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Williamina Fleming had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Williamina Fleming’s birth sign is Taurus and she had a ruling planet of Venus.

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