Percival Lowell

Astronomer Percival Lowell Full Name: Percival Lowell


Profession: Astronomer
Why Famous: Best known for his speculations that there were canals on Mars. He founded the Lowell Observatory in Arizona which led to the discovery of Pluto and influenced the naming of the planet chosen in part based on his initials PL.

Born: March 13, 1855
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Died: November 12, 1916 (aged 61)
Cause of Death: Stroke

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