Tycho Brahe

Astronomer Tycho Brahe Full Name: Tycho Brahe [Tyge Ottesen Brahe]
Nationality: Danish

Profession: Astronomer
Why Famous: Known in his lifetime as an astronomer and alchemist, and for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. Has been described more recently as the first competent mind in modern astronomy to feel ardently the passion for exact empirical facts.

Born: December 14, 1546
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Knudstrup, Denmark

Died: October 24, 1601 (aged 54)

Historical Events in the Life of Tycho Brahe

  • 1560-08-21 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
  • 1575-02-11 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe
  • 1576-05-23 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory
  • 1576-08-08 Cornerstone laid for Tycho Brahe's observatory in Uraniborg, Denmark, at the time world's most advanced research institution
  • 1578-02-13 Tycho Brahe first sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system
  • 1600-02-04 Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for first time near Prague

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