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Som·er·ville(sŭm′ər-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.
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(Biography) Mary, original name Mary Fairfax. 1780–1872, British scientific writer, author of Physical Geography (1848) and other textbooks. Somerville College, Oxford, was named after her
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a city in E Massachusetts. 70,070.
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