Som·er·ville (sŭmər-vĭl′), Mary Fairfax Greig 1780-1872.
British mathematician and astronomer whose Physical Geography (1848) won her international acclaim. The first women's college at Oxford University was funded by and named after her.
(click for a larger image)Mary Fairfax Somerville
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