Posts Tagged ‘Indian Institute of Astrophysics’

April 4, 2011 2

William Petrie (d.1816), Madras Civil Servant 1765-1812 and Governor,Penang 1812-1816

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Rajesh Kochhar William Petrie (d.1816) was an influential Madras Civil Servant of the English East India Company who remained in India from 1765 till 1812 with some breaks, and later (1812-1816) held the office of Governor of Prince of Wales Island, that is Penang. Though not an astronomer himself, he set up a private astronomical […]

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