William Crabtree

William Crabtree (1610–1644) was an astronomer, mathematician, and merchant from Broughton, then in the Hundred of Salford, Lancashire, England. He was one of only two people to observe and record the first predicted transit of Venus in 1639.

William Crabtree
William Crabtree, as he appears in The Manchester Murals in Manchester Town Hall
Born1610
Broughton Spout, Broughton,
Lancashire, England
Died1644 (aged 34)
Manchester, England
NationalityEnglish
Known forTransit of Venus
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy
Mathematics

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