Mary Somerville

Mathematician and Physicist

ABOUT

A bust of Mary was commissioned by members of the Royal Society, sculpted by Sir Francis Chantrey, and remains there to this day. Along with Caroline Herschel, she was elected as a female honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1835. Her image appears on Royal Bank of Scotland £10 notes (2017).

  • BORN
    1780
    Jedburgh, Scotland, UK
  • DIED
    1872
    Naples, Italy
  • RESIDENCE
    Burntisland, UK
    Edinburgh, UK
    London, UK
    Naples, Italy