Johannes Kepler

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Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler was born in Weil der Stadt Wurttenburg, Holy Roman Empire. He was a mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer. One of his challenges he faced was his mother, Katharina Guldenmann, she alienated him and all her family members. She was a short-tempered, evil, old woman. Another challenge that he faced was early age, small pox that he barely survived. Major events during his time period were when Galileo sees the moons of Jupiter through his telescope in 1610. The Thirty Years' War started in 1618. His major contributions was discovering the three laws of planetary motion. He also completed the Rudolphine tables. He died in November 15, 1630, Regensburg (now Germany).

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1571 - Johannes Kepler, born in December 27 in Weil der Stadt Wurttenburg.1591 - Graduated from the University of Tubingen.1594 - Became professor of mathematics at the Protestant school in Graz.1604 - Published Astronomiae Pars Optica.1609 - Published the Astronomia Nova, one of his most prized works.1623 - Completed the Rudolphine Tables, one of his major works.1630 - Died in November 15th in Regensburg.

Discover the three laws of planetary motion.He completed the Rudolphine tables.Kepler's major work Astronomiae Pars Optica, contained two laws of planetary motionIn 1606, he published De Stella Nova conatined one law of planetary motion.

Kepler's laws of planetary motion were influential to many other astronomers throughout most of the 17th century. Pierre Gassendi and Jeremiah Horrocks, observed the transits of Mercury in 1631 and Venus in 1639.

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"Johannes Kepler." Kepler Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2014. Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 04 Nov. 2014."International Space Hall of Fame :: New Mexico Museum of Space History :: Inductee Profile." International Space Hall of Fame :: New Mexico Museum of Space History :: Inductee Profile. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2014.

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The most important contributions that Kepler made to the scientific world today were his three laws of planetary motion. Without the three laws we would not know how the planets move.


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