Tycho Brahe

1546 - 1601

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Tycho Brahe ( TY-koh BRAH(-hee) -⁠ BRAH-(h)ə; born Tyge Ottesen Brahe; 14 December 1546 – 24 October 1601) was a Danish astronomer, known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical observations. He was born in the then-Danish peninsula of Scania, which became part of Sweden the century afterwards. Tycho was well known in 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 2,876,084 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Tycho Brahe is the 6th most popular astronomer, the 3rd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 6th in 2019) and the 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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Among astronomers, Tycho Brahe ranks 6 out of 532Before him are Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Giordano Bruno, Ptolemy, and Johannes Kepler. After him are Anders Celsius, Edwin Hubble, Aristarchus of Samos, William Herschel, Ulugh Beg, and Hipparchus.

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Among people born in 1546, Tycho Brahe ranks 2Before him is Murad III. After him are Veronica Franco, Heo Jun, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Bartholomeus Spranger, 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, Starina Novak, Kuchum, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Damat Ibrahim Pasha, Henriette of Cleves, and Thomas Nashe.

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Among people born in Sweden, Tycho Brahe ranks 3 out of 1,296Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707) and Alfred Nobel (1833). After him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Anders Celsius (1701), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Charles XII of Sweden (1682).


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