Long, Roger D.D., an English divine, noted as an astronomer, was born in Norfolkshire in 1680, and was educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge University, and became M.A. in 1733. He was honored with the chair of astronomy by his alma mater in 1749; and shortly after secured the rectory of Bradwell. He died December 16, 1770. Besides his Sermons (1728 sq.), he published and is best known as the author of a Treatise on Astronomy (2 volumes, 4to; volume 1:1742; volume 2:1764). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and American Authors, 2, s.v.; Thomas, Biog. and Mithol. Dict. s.v.