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Denison Olmsted

Born: Jun 18, 1791

Death: May 13, 1859

Birthplace: East Hartford

Nationality: United States

Denison Olmsted

Date of Birth : Jun 18, 1791
Date of Death : May 13, 1859
Birth Place : East Hartford

Denison Olmsted, U.S. physicist and astronomer, was born at East Hartford, Connecticut. Professor Olmsted is credited with giving birth to meteor science after the 1833 Leonid meteor shower over North America spurred him to study this phenomenon.

Also known as

  • Denison Olmstead


  • Francis Allyn Olmsted
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