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Adams, John Couch

Born: 1819 AD
Died: 1892 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Astronomers

1819 – Born on June 5; birth of an English astronomer and mathematician

 

1843-1844 – Between these years, he was the first person to predict the position of a planetary mass beyond Uranus

 

1845-1846 – Became the subject of a famous priority dispute with the French astronomer Urbain Leverrier – predicted existence of Neptune indedependently of Urbain Leverrier

 

1830s-1850s – Went to Cambridge to study

 

1861 – Director of Cambridge Observatory

 

1892 – Died on January 21