Tycho Brahe

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Brahe's astronomical observations, which until the advent of the telescope were the most accurate ever made, laid the foundations for future discoveries and more accurate predictions of astronomical phenomena.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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astronomer
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tycho brahe studied claudius ptolemy (Ptolemy)
tycho brahe questioned aristotle (Aristotle)
tycho brahe corresponded with michael maestlin (Michael Maestlin)
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johannes kepler assistant to tycho brahe (Johannes Kepler)
david brewster wrote about tycho brahe (David Brewster)
joseph justus scaliger used data of tycho brahe (Joseph Justus Scaliger)
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After he saw the eclipse he regularly stayed up at night observing the stars while continuing to study law by day. (Details)
He read the only astronomical book available to him (by Ptolemy, the ancient Greek writer who believed in a geocentric universe) and he began to construct his own instruments for plotting and recording the movements of the stars. (Details)
He studied at Wittenberg, Ausburg, Basel and at Rostock where he fought a duel which injured his nose so badly that he wore a metal replacement for the rest of his life. (Details)
 

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Tyge Ottesen Brahe
 

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Kirstine Barbara Jørgensdatter (Marriage)
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Kirstine Brahe
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Beate Bille
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1546-12-14
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1601-10-24
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HEAT 1X Tycho Brahe
 

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Tycho_Brahe.JPG by Freebase Planisphaerium Ptolemaicum siue machina orbium mundi ex hypothesi Ptolemaica in plano disposita by Flickr user Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL Tycho Brahe bust by Flickr user Matt From London Astronomer Tycho Brahe by Flickr user Håkan Dahlström Tycho Brahe Planetarium by Flickr user Stig Nygaard Tycho Brahe by Flickr user '|'||'| '|'[]||{ Prague Dec 2004: Statue of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler by Flickr user asw909