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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...
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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