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Baily, Francis

Born: 1774 AD
Died: 1844 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Astronomers

1774 – Born on the 28th of April at Newbury, Berkshire.

1799 – He entered the London Stock Exchange.

1802 – The successive publication of Tables for the Purchasing and Renewing of Leases.

1808 – The Doctrine of Interest and Annuities.

1810 – The Doctrine of Life-Annuities and Assurances.

1820 – He takes the to be a important part in the foundation of the Royal Astronomical Society.

1827 – Awarded him a Gold medal for his preparation of the Astronomical Society’s Catalogue of 2881 stars.

1836 – His explanation of "Baily’s Beads," during an annular eclipse of the sun on 15th of May at Inch Bonney in Roxburghshire, started the up to date series of eclipse-expeditions.

1844 – He died in London, on 30th of August and was buried in the family vault in Thatcham parish church.

The lunar crater Baily was named in his honour.