Tycho Brahe Geb. zu Kundstorp in Schonen d.13 Aprl. 1546. Gestorb. zu Prag d.24.Oct.1601.
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Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) the Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary obersvations. In his 'De nova stella' of 1573, he refuted the Aristotelian belief in an unchanging celestial realm. In 1597 he was invited by the Bohemian King and the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II to Prague, where he became the official imperial astronomer. Aside from his considerable contributions to astronomy, he also was known for contributions to medicine; his herbal medicines were in use as late as the 1900s. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
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