Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Johannes Kepler
Born: December 27, 1571, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: November 15, 1630 (Age: 58)
- German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution.
- Best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion and Kepler conjecture.
- He did fundamental work in the field of optics, invented an improved version of the refracting telescope (the Keplerian Telescope).
- Somnium (The Dream) (1634).
- Mysterium cosmographicum (The Sacred Mystery of the Cosmos) 2nd Edition (1621).
- De nive sexangula (On the Six-Cornered Snowflake) (1611).
- Mysterium cosmographicum (The Sacred Mystery of the Cosmos) (1596).
Honors and awards
- Kepler's laws of planetary motion for astronomical calculations named in his honor.
- Kepler's Star, Supernova 1604, which he observed and described named in his honor.
- Kepler, a crater on the moon and on mars named in his honor.