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Johannes Kepler

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Birthday
27, 1571
Birthplace
Weil der Stadt, Germany
Death Date
Nov 16, 1630 (58)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1571
Birthplace
Weil der Stadt, Germany
Death Date
Nov 16, 1630 (58)

About

German scientist and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution who came up with the eponymous laws of planetary motion. He did fundamental work in the field of optics and invented an improved version of the refracting telescope

Before Fame

He would impress passersby at his grandfather's inn with his incredible mathematical acuity.

Trivia

In 1620 his mother was imprisoned for sixteen months on accusations that she was a witch.

Family Life

He had twelve children between his wives Barbara Muehleck and Susanna Reutlinger.

Associated With

He built off the telescopic discoveries of his contemporary Galileo Galilei .