George Biddell Airy
English astronomerDied when: 90 years 159 days (1085 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Sir George Biddell Airy (; 27 July 1801 – 2 January 1892) was an English mathematician and astronomer, and the seventh Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881.
His many achievements include work on planetary orbits, measuring the mean density of the Earth, a method of solution of two-dimensional problems in solid mechanics and, in his role as Astronomer Royal, establishing Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian.
His reputation has been tarnished by allegations that, through his inaction, Britain lost the opportunity to discover the planet Neptune.