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16181632-16401641, Jan 3
an English astronomer, the first person to demonstrate that the Moon moved around the Earth in an elliptical orbit, and the only person to predict the transit of Venus of 1639
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11/24/1639-First observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks in England 
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Jeremiah Horrocks16181632
 
16401641, Jan 3

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...
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...
Ismael Bullialdus1605, Sep 281632
 
16671694, Nov 25
 a famous astronomer and mathematician during the seventeenth century. He published several books,...
Giovanni Battista Riccioli1598, Apr 171628
 
16711671, Jun 25
 an Italian astronomer and a Catholic priest in the Jesuit order. He is known, among other things,...
Johannes Hevelius1611, Jan 281630
 
16831687, Jan 28
 an astronomer he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography" and described ten new c...
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