William Herschel

Frederick William Herschel,[1] KH, FRS (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) wis a German-born Breetish astronomer, technical expert, an componer. Born in Hanover, Germany, Herschel follaed his faither intae the Militar Baund o Hanover, afore emigratin tae Breetain at age 19. He acame famous for his discovery o the planet Uranus, alang wi twa o its major muins (Titania an Oberon), an an aa discovered twa muins o Saturn. In addeetion, he wis the first person tae discover the existence o infrared radiation. He is an aa kent for the twenty-fower symphonies, an mony ither muisical pieces, that he componed.

William Herschel
William Herschel01.jpg
BornFrederick William Herschel
15 November 1738(1738-11-15)
Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire
Dee'd25 August 1822(1822-08-25) (aged 83)
Slough, Ingland
NaitionalityGerman; later Breetish
Kent forDiscovery o Uranus, discovery o infrared radiation, deep sky surveys
AwairdsCopley Medal
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy an muisic
SignaturWilliam Herschel Signature.svg


  1. Hoskin, M. (ed.) (2003) Caroline Herschel's autobiographies, Science History Publications Cambridge, p. 13, ISBN 0905193067.