John Harrison

John Harrison

Birth
Foulby, Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Death 24 Mar 1776 (aged 82)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 5393 · View Source
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Inventor. He invented the chronometer, which enabled the determination of longitude at sea. His original chronometers can still be seen at Greenwich Observatory.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 8 May 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5393
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Harrison (31 Mar 1693–24 Mar 1776), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5393, citing St John-at-Hampstead Churchyard, Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .