BRAHE TYCHO

Birth and Life

Tycho Brahe

astronomer

Date of birth 14. 12. 1546
Country of birth Sweden

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Death

Date of death 24. 10. 1601
Cemetery Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague, Czech republic
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 50.087764, 14.422664

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near the oltar

Summary from Wikipedia

An heir to several of Denmark's principal noble families, he received a comprehensive education. He took an interest in astronomy and in the creation of more accurate instruments of measurement. As an astronomer, Tycho worked to combine what he saw as the geometrical benefits of the Copernican system with the philosophical benefits of the Ptolemaic system into his own model of the universe, the Tychonic system. His system correctly saw the Moon as orbiting Earth, and the planets as orbiting the Sun, but erroneously considered the Sun to be orbiting the Earth. Furthermore, he was the last of th ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 27. 8. 2018

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