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Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630) German scientist. Astronomer who derived the laws of planetary motion.

Kepler was educated in mathematics and astrology in Tuebingen and Graz. He began work with astronomer Tycho Brahe in Prague in 1599. When Brahe died in 1601, Kepler inherited his position and continued his observations as a method of mathematically solidifying the Copernican view of the universe. There he developed his three laws of planetary motion. He also was interested in cosmology and dabbled in astrology. His last book, Somnium, was completed shortly before his death and related a fantastic story of space travel that was memorable for its exposition of the Copernican model to explain planetary motion.

Birth Place: Weil der Stadt.

Born: 1571.12.27.
Died: 1630.11.15.

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  • Launius, Roger D, NASA Chief Historian, NASA History Office Home Page, Web Address when accessed: here.

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  • Death of Johannes Kepler - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: Kepler. Summary: German scientist. Astronomer who derived the laws of planetary motion..

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