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Edmond Halley

Edmond Halley (1656-1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. In 1698, Halley was given command of the sailing ship "Paramour" so that he could carry out investigations in the South Atlantic into the laws governing the variation of the compass, what was the first purely scientific voyage by an English naval vessel. Halley married Mary Tooke in 1682 and settled in Islington. The couple had three children.

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