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Horrocks, Jeremiah (1617 7-1641), astronomer, was born at Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and educated at Cambridge. In 1639 he accepted the curacy of Hoole, Lancashire, where he made his famous observation of the transit of Venus across the Bun, recorded in Venus in Sole Visa, which was published by Hevelius at Danzig in 1662. His theory of lunar motion is commended by Newton. His early death was a great loss to science.