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James Ferguson
James Ferguson

Scottish astronomer and physicist. Displayed a conspicuous gift for mechanics at a very early age. After becoming a clergyman, he dedicated himself to the observation of the heavens, even building a celestial globe. After many years in Edinburgh, moved to London in 1743. There, he published astronomical tables and lessons. In 1763, elected fellow of the Royal Society of London.

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