Tycho Brahe

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Birthday
14, 1546
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Oct 24, 1601 (54)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1546
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Oct 24, 1601 (54)

About

One of the most important astronomers of the sixteenth century who was the last of the major naked eye astronomers, working without telescopes. He was made the official imperial astronomer by the Holy Roman emperor Rudolph II in 1597.

Before Fame

He studied law at the University of Copenhagen because his uncle wanted him to.

Trivia

Before he discovered otherwise, people believed stars were comets in the atmosphere.

Family Life

He got married to Kristen Barbara Jorgensdatter and had eight children together.

Associated With

Another famous astronomer like him was Clyde W. Tombaugh.