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Johannes Kepler
b. December 27, 1571 – d. November 15, 1630 • Scientist
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Kepler, Johann
Kepler, Johann (1571–1630), German astronomer. He was educated at *Tübingen, where he received instruction in *Copernican principles, and in 1594 was appointed professor of mathematics at Graz. In 1600 he went to Prague, to Tycho Brahe, and there he became court astronomer in 1601. In 1613 he took part
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Kepler, Johannes
Kepler, Johannes(1571–1630). The Renaissance astronomer and astrologer Johannes Kepler is best known for his discovery that the orbits in which the Earth and the other planets of the solar system travel around the Sun are elliptical, or oval, in shape. He was also the first to explain correctly how
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Kepler, Johannes
Kepler, JohannesThe Lutheran theologian and mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) collaborated with Tycho Brahe (1546–1601) and other Catholic and Protestant scholars to make the heliocentric theories of Nicholas Copernicus (1473–1543) more accessible and anchored in the real world. Kepler trained
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Kepler, Johannes
Kepler, Johannes (1571–1630)German mathematician and astronomerTrained in Lutheran theology at Tübingen (Germany), Kepler received his degree in 1591. At the university he learned the new Copernican astronomy. In 1594 he went to teach mathematics in Graz (Austria), after which he worked in Prague with