Talk:William Herschel

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Not Jewish[edit]

Sir William Herschel was definitively not jewish, nor he had any jewish ancestry. The Herschel family was always christian (evangelic), as was the family of his mother. Hans Herschel, the great-grandfather of William Herschel, was fisher and brewer in Pirna county / Saxony. See http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0001/bsb00016409/images/index.html?seite=711 . Grandfathers and fathers old-testament-names (Abraham and Isaak, respectively) were very common in protestant families in that period (see e.g. the names of Isaac Newton, Jonathan Swift, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln ...). William Herschels entry in Jewish Encyclopedia in 1906 (the "source" for his alleged "jewishness") is based on error. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.113.52.122 (talk) 13:32, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Not jewish (Religion), but, he came from jewish People! And this is the point. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.232.28.151 (talk) 23:39, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
Two biographers (earlier than the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) cite him as decended from converted Moravian Jews, and these are now cited as notes in the article.--Smerus (talk) 06:16, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Were Kepler, Newton, Planck also Jewish? Stopp writing this absurd! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.178.68.67 (talk) 14:39, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

This discussion is about Herschel, not about Kepler, Newton or Planck. You shouldn't really remove information supported by a WP:RS just becaue you don't like it. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:52, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Source please apart from the fantasy of Edward S. Holden without any documents! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.178.68.67 (talk) 15:23, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Who else, apart from yourself, claims that the work of Edward S. Holden was a "fantasy". If you have concerns about the reliability of that source, you could raise then at Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard. Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:44, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

We need documents, which indicate Herschels family was originally Jewish and comes from converted Moravian Jews. No single source in German designates this fact. The Jewish Encyclopedia is not a secure source! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.178.68.67 (talk) 15:42, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

You mean "No single source in German that you have seen designates this fact." I haven't seen one either, but that doesn't really prove they don't exist, does it. Do you have a source that says categorically that he had no Jewish ancenstry? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:49, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Comets[edit]

In this article, it says that Caroline "discovered eight comets". In the article on Caroline, it says that she discovered "several comets". In the Talk page of the article on Caroline, it is implied that she only discovered five and that the other three were re-discovered. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.105.36.65 (talk) 13:32, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Jimmboi98, 12 June 2010[edit]

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Jimmboi98 (talk) 21:01, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

You have not made a request. Please request a specific "change this to that"-style change. fetch·comms 21:16, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Technical expert[edit]

What is meant by naming Herschel a "technical expert" in the first line of the introduction. Neither the words "technical" or "expert" appear anywhere else in the article. Is it meant as a synonym of technical advisor? Arbitrarily0 (talk) 16:17, 23 May 2013 (UTC)