Obituaries

About the Database of Obituaries

This database lists obituaries of Fellows, Associates and Honorary Members of the RAS from the 1820s onwards. The obituaries were published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), Memoirs of the RAS, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society (QJRAS) and Astronomy and Geophysics (A&G). Links to obituaries published elsewhere are also provided where possible (for an explanatory list of abbreviated journal titles, see here). This listing of the historical membership of the Royal Astronomical Society was originally compiled by Anthony J. Kinder, and digitised in 2008 by Ian Ridpath.

This resource has made use of the Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NameBornDiedElectedMembership status
Sir (Frederick) William HerschelFellow
Col William LambtonFellow
Charles HuttonFellow
William CaryFellow
Joseph von FraunhoferAssociate
Guiseppe PiazziAssociate
Johann Elert BodeAssociate
Marq. Pierre Simon de LaplaceAssociate
Duke Alexander GordonFellow
Rev. Lewis EvansFellow
Daniel MooreFellow
Capt. Pringle StokesFellow
William Hyde WollastonFellow
Cmdr Thomas BotelerFellow
Capt. Henry FosterFellow
Abbé Henri GrégoireAssociate
Rev. Fearon FallowsFellow
Jean Louis PonsAssociate
Stephen GroombridgeFellow
Baron Franz Xaver von ZachAssociate
Count Barnaba OrianiAssociate
Adrien-Marie LegendreAssociate
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Johann Georg von SoldnerAssociate
Carlo BrioschiAssociate
Godfrey HigginsFellow
Capt. John BethamFellow
Don Felipe BauzáAssociate
Col. Frederick PageFellow
John FullerFellow
Karl Ludwig HardingAssociate
Thomas TelfordFellow
R-A Hn George Heneage Lawrence DundasFellow
Capt. Henry KaterFellow
Edward TroughtonFellow
Bishop John BrinkleyFellow
John RamageFellow
Capt. James HorsburghFellow
Jean Felix Adolphe GambartAssociate
Lieut. Hastings Fitz-Edward MurphyFellow
John PondFellow
Rev. William FarishFellow
Henry Thomas ColebrookeFellow
John Lewis(Johann Ludwig) TiarksFellow
Rev. Thomas CattonFellow
Gerard MollAssociate
Nathaniel BowditchAssociate
Rev. Philip HuntFellow
Stephen Peter RigaudFellow
James EppsFellow
King Frederick VI DenmarkHonorary Fellow
Davies GilbertFellow
Thomas LeybournFellow
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias OlbersAssociate
Capt. Thomas DrummondFellow
Siméon Denis PoissonAssociate
Richard BestFellow
Johann Joseph von LittrowAssociate
Niccolò CacciatoreAssociate
Olinthus Gilbert GregoryFellow
William FrendFellow
Rev. Michael WardFellow
M-Gen. Henry ShrapnelFellow
Earl George Parker MacclesfieldFellow
Earl George Parker (Macclesfield)Fellow
Cmdr. Michael Atwell SlaterFellow
George InnesFellow
Duke Augustus Frederick SussexFellow
William WallaceFellow
William AllenFellow
Francis BailyFellow
Capt. Basil HallFellow
Thomas HendersonFellow
Gen Sir Robert Lawrence DundasFellow
Adm. Alexis Samuilovich GreigFellow
Rev. Henry CoddingtonFellow
Charles ShearmanFellow
Lieut. Augustus Percival GreeneFellow
Capt. John Francis EgertonFellow
Friedrich Wilhelm BesselAssociate
John GlaisherFellow
Sir Nicholas Conyngham TindalFellow
Dr John BostockFellow
Baron Marie Charles Théodore DamoiseauAssociate
John RowbothamFellow
Capt. Sir John FranklinFellow
Rev. William PearsonFellow
Gen. Ferdinando ViscontiAssociate
Rev. William DealtryFellow
Capt. John GroverFellow
R Adm. William Henry ShirreffFellow
Caroline Lucretia HerschelHonorary Fellow
King Christian VIII DenmarkHonorary Fellow
Jacob HoyerFellow
Rev. William Robinson GilbyFellow
Mqs John Crichton Stuart (Bute)Fellow
M-Gen. John Anthony HodgsonFellow
Thomas Glanville TaylorFellow
Francis (Francesco) de VicoAssociate
Major Thomas Henry Shadwell ClerkeFellow