Authorised form of nameKey; Sir; Astley Cooper (1821 - 1888)
ForenamesAstley Cooper
Dates1821 - 1888
Dates and placesBirth:
18 January 1821
Maidenhead, Berkshire (03 March 1888)
Entered the Royal Navy (1833); Lieutenant (1842); Commander (1845); Rear Admiral (1866); Director General, Department of Naval Ordnance (1866-1869); President, Royal Naval College (1873); Vice Admiral (1873); Admiral (1878); First Lord of the Admiralty (1879); Privy Councillor (1884)
CB 1855; KCB 1873; GCB 1882
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of Charles Aston Key, Surgeon, Guy's Hospital, London, and his wife Anne Cooper, niece of Sir Astley Cooper (FRS 1802); married twice
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1887-1888 vol 43 pp ix-xi signed by G H R
Royal Society codeNA5996
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RR/7/333Referee's report by Astley Cooper Key, on a paper 'Researches on explosives - Fired gunpowder' by Andrew Noble and Frederick Augustus Abel30 July 1874
EC/1868/15Key, Sir Astley Cooper: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/8/177Referee's report by Astley Cooper Key, on a paper 'Researches on explosives. No. II.—Fired gunpowder' by Andrew Noble and Frederick Augustus Abel14 October 1879
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