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Making Friends With Franklin

John Winthrop

John Winthrop, Harvard professor and descendant of the first governor of Massachusetts, with a reflecting telescope. Like Rittenhouse, Winthrop furthered the understanding of the solar system by studying Venus.

John Winthrop by John Singelton copley, circa 1773. Harvard University Portrait Collection; gift of the executors of the estate of John Winthrop, 1894.

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