Flamsteed, John

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Flamsteed, John Gender: M
born on 19 August 1646 Jul.Cal. (29 Aug 1646 greg.) at 19:16 (= 7:16 PM )
Place Denby Dale, England, 53n35, 1w38
Timezone LMT m1w38 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°22' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°04 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 22°11'

John Flamsteed
photo: Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646–1723), license cc-by-sa-4.0


British astronomer; the first Astronomer Royal of England, appointed 3/04/1674-1675 and also the Director of Greenwich Observatory. He made the accurate observations of the moon which helped Newton formulate the laws of gravitation. His appointment was an honor, with the title Astronomer Royal chosen from among the most famous British scientists.

Flamsteed died on 31 December 1719 in Greenwich, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 4 March 1674 (greg.) (Astronomer Royal, Director of Greenwich Observatory)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 31 December 1719 Jul.Cal. (11 Jan 1720 greg.) (Age 73)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

AA 7/l941 quotes a biography: Francis Bailey, "An Account of the Reverend John Flamsteed." (August 19 OS) Diana K.Rosenberg quotes the same (7:16 AM) from John L Birks PhD, Swansea Astronomical Society citing "father's note."


  • Vocation : Business : Middle Management (Director of Greenwich Observatory)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy (Made accurate moon observations)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Astronomer Royal)