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1571, Dec 271594-16301630, Nov 15
a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his laws of planetary motion, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy. These works also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation.
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05/16/1571-Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM 
07/19/1595-Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solids to describe the construction of universe
02/04/1600-Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler meet for first time near Prague 
10/17/1604-Johannes Kepler discovers last confirmed supernova in our galaxy
05/15/1618-Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
08/07/1620-Johannes Kepler's mother, Katharina, is arrested for witchcraft
11/07/1631-Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Johannes Kepler
12/06/1631-First predicted transit of Venus by Johannes Kepler is observed 
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Johannes Kepler1571, Dec 271594
 
16301630, Nov 15

George Hartgillunknown1590
 
1599unknown
 an English astronomer. Hartgill was in considerable repute during Elizabeth I's reign, from his k...
Tycho Brahe1546, Dec 141560
 
16011601, Oct24
  a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observatio...
Johannes Fabricius1587, Jan 81611
 
 
16161616, Mar 19
 a Frisian/German astronomer and a discoverer of sunspots (in 1610), independently of Galileo Gali...
David Fabricius1564, Mar 91584
 
16171617, May 7
 a German pastor who made two major discoveries in the early days of telescopic astronomy, jointly...
Thomas Harriot1560 ca1580
 
16211621, Jul 2
 an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, and translator. He is sometimes credited with...
Johann Bayer15721612
 
 
16251625, Mar 7
 a German lawyer and uranographer (celestial cartographer). He is primarily known for his work in ...
Edmund Gunter15811614
 
 
16261626, Dec 10
 an English clergyman, mathematician, geometer and astronomer of Welsh descent. He is best remembe...
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...
Godefroy Wendelin1580, Jun 61599
 
16521667, Oct 24
 a Flemish astronomer. The crater Vendelinus on the Moon is named after him. Around 1630 he measur...
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,...
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