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Street named after Caroline Herschel (Nantes, France)

    Caroline Herschel (b. Hanover, Holy Roman Empire, 1750 – d. 1848, Hanover, German Confederation) was an astronomer. She emigrated from Germany in 1772 to join her brothers William (then working as a musician and composer) and Alexander. She had a brief career as a singer, but she became an astronomer through her collaboration with her brother, who abandoned his musical career to become court astronomer to George III. She made her first scientific discovery in 1783, and in 1787, became the first woman in England to receive an independent salary for her services to science. She returned to Hanover in 1822, where she continued her research.

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    Address: Rue Caroline Herschel, Nantes, France