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Percival Lowell
Percival Lowell
  • Born 13 March 1855 - Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Deceased 12 November 1916 - Flagstaff, Coconino Co., AZ,aged 61 years old
  • Astronomer
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Although he was an astonomer, he devoted himself to literature and travel, much of the time in the Far East. He described his travels in several books. In the 1890's he decided to undertake the study of astronomy, concentratein first on the planet Mars. he ventually predicted the existence of the planet Pluto and initiated the search that ended in its discovery 14 years after his death.
Astronomer, businessman. Grandson of Abbott Lawrence; brother of Abbott L., and Amy Lowell. Graduated Harvard, 1876. Successful in business, he spent the yeard 1883-93 in travel in the Far East both as private citizen and diplomat; his books, "Chosen--The Land of the Morning Calm" (1885) and "Sould of the Far East" (1888), show remarkable insight into the Oriental mind. He devoted himself to astronomy subsequent to the early 1890's and built an observatory near Flagstaff, Ariz., where he and a staff of astronomers carried on a most valuable program of research post 1894.
Concise Dictionary of American Biography 1964

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                                                                             _____|16_John Lowell, Judge 1743-1802
                                                   _____|8_John Lowell 1769-
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Sarah Higginson 1745-1772
                         _____|4_John Armory Lowell 1798-1881
                        /                        \                          _____|18_John Amory 1728-
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Rebecca Amory 1771-1842
                      /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|19_Catherine Greene
|2_Augustus Lowell 1830-1900
|                    \                                                     _____|20_Gideon Putnam 1726-1811
|                     \                           _____|10_Samuel Putnam 1768-1853
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Hannah Browne ca 1732-1813
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Elizabeth Cabot Putnam 1807-1881
|                                                \                          _____|22_John Gooll
|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Sarah Gooll 1772-1864
|                                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯|23_Lois Pickering
|--1_Percival Lowell 1855-1916
|                                                                           _____|24_Amos Lawrence 1715-1785
|                                                  _____|12_Samuel Lawrence 1754-1827
|                                                 /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|25_Abigail Abbott 1720-1784
|                       _____|6_Abbott Lawrence 1792-1855
|                      /                        \
|                     /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|13_Susanna Parker 1755-1845
|3_Katherine Bigelow Lawrence 1832-1895
                      \                                                     _____|28_Timothy Bigelow 1730-
                       \                           _____|14_Timothy Bigelow 1767-1821
                        \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|29_Ann Andrews 1740-
                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Katherine Prescott Bigelow 1793-1860
                                                  \                         _____|30_Oliver Prescott 1731-1804
                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Lucy Prescott 1771-1852
                                                                             ¯¯¯¯¯|31_Lydia Baldwin 1735-1798