william herschel

pre 1900

william herschel

william herschel was a german born British musician became interested in astronomy later in life he built his own telescopes.


It was with one of his instruments that herchel discovered uranus in 1781 he was born in 1738 past away in 1822.


Following the french invasion hanover in 1757 his father sent him too seek refuge in England where he became a music teacher and composer