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1546, Dec 141560-16011601, Oct24
a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. He was born in Scania, then part of Denmark, now part of modern-day Sweden. Tycho was well known in his lifetime as an astronomer, astrologer and alchemist.
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08/21/1560-13-year-old Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
11/11/1572-Supernova is observed by Tycho Brahe in constellation Cassiopeia
02/11/1575-King Frederick II of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe 
05/23/1576-Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory 
08/08/1576-The cornerstone is laid for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory on an island east of Copenhagen
02/13/1578-Tycho Brahe first sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system 
02/04/1600-Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler meet for first time near Prague 
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Wilhelm Freiherr von Biela
...theoretical considerations of comets "falling into the Sun," Tycho Brahe, and occultations of stars by the Moon....
Willem Blaeu
...1594 and 1596, as a student of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, he qualified as an instrument and globe maker....
Sir Christopher Heydon
...science, compatible with Christianity. He drew upon Tycho Brahe and others.
Ole Christensen Romer
...Gregorian calendar in Denmark-Norway — something Tycho Brahe had argued for in vain a hundred years earlier.
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Tycho Brahe1546, Dec 141560
 
16011601, Oct24

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16521667, Oct 24
 a Flemish astronomer. The crater Vendelinus on the Moon is named after him. Around 1630 he measur...
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