Lewis A. Swift

Lewis A. Swift

Birth
Clarkson, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 5 Jan 1913 (aged 92)
Marathon, Cortland County, New York, USA
Burial Marathon, Cortland County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 23382 · View Source
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Astronomer. He discovered the comet known as "1862 III", which was later re-named the "Swift-Tuttle Comet" after him and Harvard Observatories' Horace Tuttle, who indpendently confirmed the comet's existance three days after Lewis Swift's observations. Over the course of his life he would discover hundreds of comets and nebulae.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23382
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis A. Swift (29 Feb 1820–5 Jan 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23382, citing Marathon Village Cemetery, Marathon, Cortland County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .