John Couch Adams

John Couch Adams

Birth
Laneast, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
Death 21 Jan 1892 (aged 72)
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot 2D5
Memorial ID 5935481 · View Source
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Astronomer. He deduced the existence of the planet Neptune in 1845. Although his calculations were given to the Astronomer Royal, the latter did nothing about them, so a German observer was the first to actually spot the planet in 1846. He refused a knighthood in 1847.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 6 Nov 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5935481
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Couch Adams (5 Jun 1819–21 Jan 1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5935481, citing Ascension Parish Burial Ground, Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .