George Biddell Airy

George Biddell Airy
1801 - 1892

George Biddell Airy  British Scientist


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First Name George
Middle Name Biddell
Last Name Airy
Age 90 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th July, 1801
Birthplace Alnwick, London, England
Died 2nd January, 1892
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality British
Occupation Scientist

Sir George Biddell Airy KCB PRS (; 27 July 1801 – 2 January 1892) was an English mathematician and astronomer, Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881. His many achievements include work on planetary orbits, measuring the mean density of the Earth, a method of solution of two-dimensional problems in solid mechanics and, in his role as Astronomer Royal, establishing Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian. His reputation has been tarnished by allegations that, through his inaction, Britain lost the opportunity of priority in the discovery of Neptune.

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