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1598, Apr 171628-16711671, Jun 25
an Italian astronomer and a Catholic priest in the Jesuit order. He is known, among other things, for his experiments with pendulums and with falling bodies, for his discussion of 126 arguments concerning the motion of the Earth, and for introducing the current scheme of lunar nomenclature.
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01/09/1643-Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Riccioli discovers the Ashen Light, a faint glow on the night side of the planet Venus
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Giovanni Battista Riccioli1598, Apr 171628
 
16711671, Jun 25

Johannes Kepler1571, Dec 271594
 
16301630, Nov 15
 a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific r...
John Bainbridge15821618
 
16351643, Nov 3
 an English astronomer and mathematician. He wrote An Astronomical Description of the late Comet (...
Galileo Galilei1564, Feb 151581
 
16381642, Jan 8
 an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major rol...
Martin van den Hove16051628
 
16391639, Aug 7
 a Dutch astronomer and mathematician. Van den Hove developed a method for measuring the diameters...
Jeremiah Horrocks16181632
 
 
16401641, Jan 3
 an English astronomer, the first person to demonstrate that the Moon moved around the Earth in an...
Bonaventura Cavalieri15981632
 
 
16471647, Nov 30
 an Italian mathematician and a Jesuat. He is known for his work on the problems of optics and mot...
Godefroy Wendelin1580, Jun 61599
 
16521667, Oct 24
 a Flemish astronomer. The crater Vendelinus on the Moon is named after him. Around 1630 he measur...
Pierre Gassendi1592, Jan 221617
 
16531655, Oct 24
 a French philosopher, priest, scientist, astronomer, and mathematician. While he held a church po...
Muhammad Salih Tahtawiunknown1659
 
 
1660unknown
 a Mughal metallurgist, astronomer, geometer and craftsman, was born and raised in Thatta, Sindh ...
Ismael Bullialdus1605, Sep 281632
 
 
16671694, Nov 25
 a famous astronomer and mathematician during the seventeenth century. He published several books,...
Adrien Auzout1622, Jan 281640
 
 
16691691, May 23
 a French astronomer. Auzout made contributions in telescope observations, including perfecting th...
Johannes Hevelius1611, Jan 281630
 
16831687, Jan 28
 an astronomer he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography" and described ten new c...
Giovanni Cassini1625, Jun 81648
 
16831712, Sep 14
 an Italian mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and engineer, born in Perinaldo, known for his w...
Christiaan Huygens1629, Apr 141649
 
16931695, Jul 8
 a prominent Dutch mathematician, scientist, astronomer, physicist, probabilist and horologist. Hi...
John Flamsteed1646, Aug 191662
 
17191719, Dec 31
 an English astronomer and the first Astronomer Royal. Flamsteed accurately calculated the solar e...
Isaac Newton1642, Dec 251665
 
17261726, Mar 20
 an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who ...
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