1785 portrait by Lemuel Francis Abbott
|Born||Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel
(1738-11-15)15 November 1738
Hanover, Brunswick-LÃ¼neburg, Holy Roman Empire
|Died||25 August 1822(1822-08-25) (aged 83)
Slough, England, UK
|Resting place||St Laurence’s Church, Slough|
|Nationality||Hanoverian; later British|
|Fields||Astronomy and music|
Discovery of Uranus
|Notable awards||Copley Medal (1781)|
|Spouse||Mary Baldwin Herschel|
|Children||John Herschel (son)|
The difference of the degrees in which the individuals of a great community enjoy the good things of life has been a theme of declaration and discontent in all ages.
All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high, and contained in the sacred writings.