Edmund Halley

Famous Mathematician

Birth/Death

He was born in Haggerston, London, on November 8, 1656

He died in Greenwich, on January 14, 1742

Biography

Parent Edmond Halley Sr.

Childhood As a boy Edmund was in to astronomy. He loved studying the stars.

Wife In his thirties he got married to a woman named Mary Tooke.

Children He had two children, Margeret, and Richelle.

Career Edmond Halley was a scientist and a mathematician. He began his career as an astronomer when he had a paper published on theoretical astronomy when he was a college student.

Schooling He went to St Paul´s school in London.

Acomplishment He was the first to calculate the orbit of a comet later named after him.

Hardships Father went missing and was found dead five weeks later. Mary took and sold all of Edmond´s work equipment, so he couldent work.

mother and children

More

Famous He was the first to calculate the orbit of a comet later named after him.

Interesting Facts 1. He was a salter, and a soap maker. 2. he is the founder of scientific geophysics. 3. He was commissioned as a naval captain