Percival Lowell
Percival Lowell
Mentioned The Annoying Red Planet
Gender Male
Status Historical
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.
Percival Lowellis an American businessman, author, and astronomer mentioned in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries.


Percival Lowell, (born March 13, 1855, Boston, Mass., U.S.—died Nov. 12, 1916, Flagstaff, Ariz.), is an American astronomer who predicted the existence of a planet beyond the orbit of Neptune and initiated the search that ended in the discovery of Pluto.

In the 1890s, inspired by Giovanni Schiaparelli’s discovery of “canals” on Mars, Lowell decided to devote his fortune and energy to the study of Mars. [*]

Appearances and Mentions

The Annoying Red Planet (mention)

  • When Detective William Murdoch was investigating the death of Henri Gaston, he found among Gaston's effects a letter from Percival Lowell. The two had been corresponding about the possibility of life on Mars.

Murdoch Mysteries Season 1
"Power" • "The Glass Ceiling" • "The Knockdown" • "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch" • "'Til Death Do Us Part" • "Let Loose the Dogs" • "Body Double" • "Still Waters" • "Belly Speaker" • "Child's Play" • "Bad Medicine" • "The Prince and the Rebel" • "The Annoying Red Planet"
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