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Last NameHerschel    
Given NameJohn Frederick William     
alt. NamesJ. H. ; Sir John, 1st Baronet, KH, FRS ;     
MarriageMargaret Brodie Stewart (1810-1884) on 3 March 1829 in Edinburgh    
Children12, among them Alexander Stewart Herschel (1836-1907), FRS ; Col. John Herschel (1837-1921), FRS, FRAS, surveyor    
Year born1792 in Slough near Windsor    
Year died1871    
Place of deathHawkhurst, Kent    
Father's occupationastronomer William Herschel (1738-1822)    
RelativesMary Baldwin (17xx-1xxx) (mother) ;    
Educationstudied shortly at Eton College & St John's College, Cambridge (graduated as Senior wrangler in 1813)    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forJ. H.: Treatise on Astronomy (1833) ; Outlines of Astronomy (1849) ; On the Chemical Action of the Rays of the Solar Spectrum on Preparations of Silver and Other Substances, Both Metallic and Non-Metallic, and on Some Photographic Processes, in: Phil. Trans. Royal Society 1840, 1-59, ...1842: 182-214 ;    
Patronage1826 & 1836 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society;Lalande Medal of the French Academy of Sciences; Copley Medal of Royal Society, London 1821;    
Collaboratorsin the early 1840s with Henry Collen, portrait painter to Queen Victoria ; c. 1840 with ->H. Fox Talbot on talbotype ;    
Techniquesastronomical, geological, geographic drawing, lithography, photography & photochemical experimentation ; calutype, Talbotype, chrysotype, cyanotype,     
Archival sourcessee links in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Herschel ; www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20100311230244/http://www.midley.co.uk/articles/14march1839    
Published sourcesQ. Bajac: Dans le Champ des Étoiles (Paris 2000: 12-5, 33, 50-1, 114-7, 127, 130 & 138 ; K. Hentschel: Mapping the Spectrum (Oxford 2002) ; Omar Nasim: Observing by Hand (Chicago 2013: 7ff. & chapter 3) ; Kemp 2006: 260-263    
otherEnglish mathematician, astronomer, chemist & experimental photographer/inventor who illustrated many of his own publications; cf. http://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/photo-d'actualit%C3%A9/pages-from-an-experimental-notebook-of-sir-john-photo-dactualité/90730999.    

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