William Crabtree blue plaque in Salford

William Crabtree 1610-1644
The Salford Astronomer.
In this area stood the house of William Crabtree from where he observed the Transit of Venus on Sunday 24 Nov. 1639

William Crabtree (1610–1644) was an astronomer, mathematician, and merchant from Broughton, then a township near Manchester, which is now part of Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He was one of only two people to observe and record the first predicted transit of Venus in 1639 .

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