William Henry Smyth

Admiral William Henry Smyth KFM DCL FRAS FRGS FSA FRS (21 January 1788 – 8 September 1865) was a Royal Navy officer, hydrographer, astronomer and numismatist.

He is noted for his involvement in the early history of a number of learned societies, for his hydrographic charts, for his astronomical work, and for a wide range of publications and translations.