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1546 ca1572-15941595, Aug 24
an English mathematician and astronomer. He was the first to expound the Copernican system in English but discarded the notion of a fixed shell of immoveable stars to postulate infinitely many stars at varying distances; he was also first to postulate the "dark night sky paradox".
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Thomas Digges1546 ca1572
 
15941595, Aug 24

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...
John Dee1527, Jul 131546
 
16051609 ca
 an English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occult philosopher, imperialist, and adviser to...
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...
Galileo Galilei1564, Feb 151581
 
16381642, Jan 8
 an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major rol...
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