Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt(1792-1871), Mathematician and astronomer; son of William Herschel
Sitter in 18 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Astronomer and physicist; son of Sir William Herschel, he followed his father in astronomical research, mapping the sky of the southern hemisphere; his many scientific achievements included contributions to early photography; invented photographic use of sensitized paper, introduced 'hypo' as a fixed agent, and coined the terms 'photograph', 'negative', and 'positive'. In 1820 he was among the founders of the Royal Astronomical Society and was presented with their Gold Medal for his work on double stars. Herschel served as President of the Royal Astronomical Society three times (1827-29, 1839-41 and 1847-49).
by Unknown photographer
bromide print on card mount, 1864, printed later
- Sir Alexander Hamilton-Gordon (grandson)
- Caroline Emilia Mary (née Herschel), Lady Hamilton-Gordon (daughter)
- Maria Sophia Hardcastle (née Herschel) (daughter)
- Alexander Stewart Herschel (son)
- Caroline Lucretia Herschel (aunt)
- Francisca ('Fancy') Herschel (daughter)
- Isabella Herschel (daughter)
- John Herschel (son)
- Sir William Herschel (father)
- Sir William James Herschel, 2nd Bt (son)
- Constance Anne (née Herschel), Lady Lubbock (daughter)
- Julia Mary Maclear (née Herschel) (daughter)
- Margaret Louisa Marshall (née Herschel) (daughter)
- Amelia (née Herschel), Lady Wade (daughter)
- Matilda Rose Waterfield (née Herschel) (daughter)
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