Tycho Brahe

1546 - 1601

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Tycho Brahe ( TY-koh BRAH-(h)ee, -⁠ BRAH(-hə), Danish: [ˈtsʰykʰo ˈpʁɑːə] ; born Tyge Ottesen Brahe, Danish: [ˈtsʰyːjə ˈʌtəsn̩ ˈpʁɑːə]; 14 December 1546 – 24 October 1601), generally called Tycho for short, was a Danish astronomer of the Renaissance, known for his comprehensive and unprecedentedly accurate astronomical observations. He was known during his lifetime as an astronomer, astrologer, and alchemist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tycho Brahe has received more than 3,872,655 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Tycho Brahe is the 7th most popular astronomer (down from 6th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Astronomer.

Tycho Brahe was a Danish astronomer who is most famous for his accurate measurements of the positions of the planets in the sky.

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Over the past year Tycho Brahe has had the most page views in the with 425,800 views, followed by German (87,185), and Spanish (70,476). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Georgian (134.19%), Kabyle (108.82%), and Bengali (99.92%)


Among astronomers, Tycho Brahe ranks 7 out of 644Before him are Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Giordano Bruno, Ptolemy, and Anders Celsius. After him are William Herschel, Ulugh Beg, Ja'far al-Sadiq, Aristarchus of Samos, Edwin Hubble, and Hipparchus.

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Among people born in 1546, Tycho Brahe ranks 2Before him is Murad III. After him are Veronica Franco, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Bartholomeus Spranger, Heo Jun, Takeda Katsuyori, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Charlotte of Bourbon, Johann Fischart, and Thomas Digges. Among people deceased in 1601, Tycho Brahe ranks 1After him are Michael the Brave, Louise of Lorraine, Kuchum, Damat Ibrahim Pasha, Henriette of Cleves, Starina Novak, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg, Ivan Moskvitin, John Shakespeare, and Thomas Nashe.

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Among people born in Sweden, Tycho Brahe ranks 8 out of 1,879Before him are Alfred Nobel (1833), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), and Anders Celsius (1701). After him are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), August Strindberg (1849), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), and Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779).


Among astronomers born in Sweden, Tycho Brahe ranks 2Before him are Anders Celsius (1701). After him are Oskar Backlund (1846), Bertil Lindblad (1895), Bengt Strömgren (1908), Carl Charlier (1862), Nils Christoffer Dunér (1839), and Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist (1944).