Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Ascham, Anthony

Reference work entry

Alternate Name

 Askham, Anthony

FlourishedEngland, sixteenth century

Englishman Anthony Ascham’s A Lytel Treatyse of Astronomy (1552) is one of the earliest astronomy books written in English. A chronological list appears in the selected reference below.

Selected Reference

  1. Johnson, Francis R. (1968). Astronomical Thought in Renaissance England. New York: Octagon Books.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA