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Goodricke, John b. September 17, 1764 d. April 20, 1786 Astronomer. He was born in Groningen, the Netherlands, and became deaf after contracting scarlet fever at age five. He attended Thomas Braidwood's School for the Deaf in Edinburgh and then the Warrington Academy, where he was an excellent student of mathematics and astronomy. After returning to his parents' home in York, England, he made astronomical observations with his neighbor and distant relative, Edward Pigott. The two were the first to measure accurately the brightnesses of stars whose...[Read More] (Bio by: Linda French) St John the Baptist Parish Church, Hunsingore, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England Plot: The Goodricke Vault