Quotes by William Herschel

About William Herschel:

Frederick William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. Born in the Electorate of Hanover, Herschel followed his father into the Military Band of Hanover, before migrating to Great Britain in 1757 at the age of nineteen.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Herschel
  • DescriptionGerman-born British astronomer, technical expert, and composer
  • AliasesFrederick William Herschel
  • BornNovember 15, 1738
  • DiedAugust 15, 1822
  • CountryGermany; United Kingdom
  • ProfessionAstronomer; Composer; Oboist
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society; Copley Medal