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1560 ca1580-16211621, Jul 2
an English astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, and translator. He is sometimes credited with the introduction of the potato to the British Isles. Harriot was the first person to make a drawing of the Moon through a telescope, on 26 July 1609, over four months before Galileo.
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Thomas Harriot1560 ca1580
 
16211621, Jul 2

Thomas Digges1546 ca1572
 
15941595, Aug 24
 an English mathematician and astronomer. He was the first to expound the Copernican system in Eng...
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
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David Fabricius1564, Mar 91584
 
 
16171617, May 7
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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...
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
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Galileo Galilei1564, Feb 151581
 
16381642, Jan 8
 an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major rol...
Godefroy Wendelin1580, Jun 61599
 
16521667, Oct 24
 a Flemish astronomer. The crater Vendelinus on the Moon is named after him. Around 1630 he measur...
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