John Herschel the Younger

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Colonel John Herschel FRS FRAS (29 October 1837 - 31 May 1921) was an English military engineer and astronomer. He was the son of Sir John Herschel, 1st Baronet, and grandson of William Herschel. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1871 and to the Royal Astronomical Society the following year.[1][2]


  1. ^ ‘HERSCHEL, Col John’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 22 Oct 2013
  2. ^ Colonel John Herschel. (Obituaries) The Times Thursday, June 02, 1921; pg. 12; Issue 42736; col E