Nearer the gods no mortal may approach. Edmond Halley. … Edmond Halley Portrait by Richard Phillips, before 1722 Born 8 November [O.S. 29 October] 1656 Haggerston, Middlesex, England Died 25 January 1742 [O.S. 14 January 1741] (aged 85) Greenwich, Kent, England Resting place St. Margaret’s, Lee, South London Nationality English Alma mater The Queen’s College, Oxford Spouse(s) Mary Tooke Children Edmond Halley (d. 1741) Margaret […]

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