John Adams
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Lidcot, Cornwall
Born on 5th of June 1819
Died on 21st of January 1892

Born 1819. Died 1892 - English astronomer.

He graduated as Senior Wrangler and first Smithís Prizeman (1843) at St Johnís College, Cambridge, and was elected to a fellowship there. His most important achievement was predicting the exisitence and position of Neptune. The Adams Prize, presented by the University of Cambridge commemorates this achievement.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to John Adams?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

5304 views since 12th February 2007

Brit Quote:
The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on - Ronnie Barker
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Nechtansmere - 0685, Major Earthquake Damages Canterbury Cathedral - 1382, Treaty of Troyes - 1420, Cooper Floors Ali - 1966, Cutty Sark Ablaze - 2007
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages