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Mary Somerville (1780–1872)

Somerville, Mary (Farfax). A Scottish astronomer and scientist; born at Jedburgh, Dec. 26, 1780; died in Naples, Nov. 29, 1872. She was elected a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. She published: ‘Mechanism of the Heavens’ (1830), a translation of Laplace’s ‘Mecanique Céleste,’ made at the request of Lord Brougham; ‘Connection of the Physical Sciences’ (1834); ‘Physical Geography’ (1849); ‘Microscopical and Molecular Science’ (1869).