Willebrord Snellius

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Snell's law
Snellius–Pothenot problem
 

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Date of death
1626-10-30
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Date of birth
1580-06-13
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willem blaeu made instrument used by willebrord snel van royen (Willem Blaeu)
johannes kepler visited by willebrord snel van royen (Johannes Kepler)
christiaan huyghens defended work of willebrord snel van royen (Christiaan Huygens)
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Although Snell studied law at the University of Leyden, he had shown an early gift for mathematics, and in 1600, through the influence of mathematician Stevin, was appointed lecturer in mathematics at the University. (Details)
In 1608, Snell received his M.A. and married Maria de Lange, daughter of a burgomaster of Schoonhoven. (Details)
In 1601, at 21, he went to Prague, where he worked as a research assistant under famous Danish astronomer Brahe. (Details)
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Best known for his discovery of the law of refraction of light rays.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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astronomer
mathematician
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willebrord snel van royen assistant to tycho brahe (Tycho Brahe)
willebrord snel van royen met johannes kepler (Johannes Kepler)
willebrord snel van royen met michael maestlin (Michael Maestlin)
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