Johannes Kepler

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Barbara Müller (1597-04-27, Marriage)
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Prague (1612, 1600)
Graz (1600, 1594)
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1571-12-27
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His three Laws of Motion are considered to be the basis of our understanding of the Solar System.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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astronomer
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johannes kepler taught by michael maestlin (Michael Maestlin)
johannes kepler follower of nicolaus copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus)
johannes kepler assistant to tycho brahe (Tycho Brahe)
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paolo dal pozzo toscanelli work related to johannes kepler (Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli)
gottfried wilhelm leibniz work related to johannes kepler (Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz)
levi ben gershom influenced johannes kepler (Levi ben Gershom, influenced)
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At the Protestant University of TŸbingen Kepler studied theology, philosophy, and mathematics (under the astronomer Maestlin, who introduced him to Copernicus' work. Kepler intended to become a Lutheran minister, and after graduating in 1591, started a (Details)
His first astronomical work, 'Mysterium Cosmographicum' (1596), attmepted to fit planetary orbits to Copernican theory. (Details)
Demonstrating that the five 'Platonic Solids': i.e. the only regular polyhedrons (the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron) could be fitted sequentially inside a series of spheres to form a "nest" which reproduced ( with the except (Details)
 

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1630-11-15
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