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Authorised form of nameJohnson; Manuel John (1805 - 1859)
Other forms of nameManoel John
Dates1805 - 1859
Place of birthMacao, China
Date of birth23 May 1805
Place of deathOxford
Date of death28 February 1859
Research fieldAstronomy; meteorology
ActivityEducation:
Mr Styles' Classical Academy, Thames Ditton; Addiscombe; Magdalen College, Oxford. MA (1839)
Career:
Sent to St Helena by the HEIC (1823); supervised the building of the Ladder Hill Observatory, St Helena (from 1826); Superintendent of the Observatory (by 1828); left St Helena (1833); published 'Catalogue of 606 principal fixed stars in the Southern Hemisphere (1835); Radcliffe Observer, Oxford (after 1839); died of a heart attack; prize essay instituted at Oxford in his memory
Memberships:
FRAS (President 1857-1858)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/06/1856
RelationshipsSon of John William Roberts of the HEIC; his mother was Portuguese; placed in the care of John William Bowden, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England; married the daughter of Dr James Ogle
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Hearl, 'Island of opportunity
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1859-1860 vol 10 pp xxi-xxiv
Notes:
J Tyndall's signature under From General Knowledge has been crossed out
Royal Society codeNA7684
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1856/08Johnson, Manuel John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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