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Streete, Thomas

1. Dates
Born: Cork, Ireland (?), 15 March 1622
Died: London, 27 Aug. 1689
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
Lifespan: 67
2. Father
Occupation: No Information
No information on financial status.
3. Nationality
Birth: Irish
Career: English
Death: English
4. Education
Schooling: No University
No record.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Anglican
By assumption.
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Astronomy
Streete frequently helped other astronomers in their observations. Astronomia carolina, 1661, was one of the most popular expositions of astronomy in the second half of the century; it was an important vehicle in disseminating Keplerian astronomy in England. The Description and Use of the Planetary System, 1674.
7. Means of Support
Primary: Government
Clerk in the Excise office.
8. Patronage
Type: Government Official
Ashmole was his patron at the Excise office.
9. Technological Involvement
Types: Cartography, Navigation
He engaged in the resurvey of London.
Streete worked intensely on the determination of longitude at sea.
10. Scientific Societies
Memberships: None
Informal Connections: Connections with astronomers in England and abroad. Connection with the professors at Gresham College.
  1. The fact appears to be that there is virtually no information about Streete. This sketch comes solely from the DSB, which lists no other sources. He is not in DNB. I find no articles about him in the Isis bibliographies.
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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1995 Al Van Helden
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