Tycho Brahe

1546 - 1601

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Tycho Brahe ( TY-koh BRAH(-hee, -⁠(h)ə); born Tyge Ottesen Brahe; 14 December 1546 – 24 October 1601) was a Danish astronomer, known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical observations. Born in Scania, which became part of Sweden in the next century, Tycho was well known in his lifetime as an astronomer, astrologer, and alchemist. He has been described as "the first competent mind in modern astronomy to feel ardently the passion for exact empirical facts". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tycho Brahe has received more than 3,190,912 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Tycho Brahe is the 6th most popular astronomer, the 3rd most popular biography from Sweden and the most popular 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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Among astronomers, Tycho Brahe ranks 6 out of 531Before him are Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Ptolemy, and Giordano Bruno. After him are Anders Celsius, William Herschel, Aristarchus of Samos, Edwin Hubble, Ulugh Beg, and Hipparchus.

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

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Among people born in Sweden, Tycho Brahe ranks 3 out of 1,612Before him are Alfred Nobel (1833) and Carl Linnaeus (1707). After him are Anders Celsius (1701), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Olof Palme (1927), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), and Ingvar Kamprad (1926).


Among astronomers born in Sweden, Tycho Brahe ranks 1After him are Anders Celsius (1701), Bertil Lindblad (1895), Oskar Backlund (1846), Bengt Strömgren (1908), Carl Charlier (1862), and Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist (1944).