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Agnes Mary Clerke was a self-taught astronomer whose scientific writings won praise and recognition in the later nineteenth century. She published several authoritative texts and contributed to various periodicals. Her writings spanned a wide range of subjects including literature, politics and history as well as various sciences.
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10 February 1842 AMC was born at Skibbereen in Ireland, the middle one of three children. Bibliographic Citation link.
By July 1877 AMC published her first two articles, "Brigandage in Sicily" and "Copernicus in Italy", in the Edinburgh Review. Bibliographic Citation link.
1885 AMC published in Edinburgh her first book, A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 January 1907 AMC died at her home in South Kensington of pneumonia caused in turn by influenza. Bibliographic Citation link.
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