Ten fun facts about Tycho Brahe

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Fact 1
Tycho Brahe was born on 14 December 1546 in Scania and died on 24 October 1601.

Fact 2
He started studying in Latin, Law and Philosophy, but was so intrigued by a partial eclipse of the sun on August 21, 1560 that he decided to also study astronomy.

Fact 3
At the time, Tycho Brahe did not have permission in Leipzig to study astronomy but was permitted to continue because of his accomplishments in the field.


Fact 4
In 1566 he lost part of his nose in a duel over who was the best mathematician of all time.

Fact 5
Tycho Brahe once had a complete 1% of Denmark’s wealth and arranged big parties for his friends and family.

Fact 6
He made remarkably precise and exact astronomical observations at that time, even though there was no telescope. In1577 he spotted and recorded the Great Comet.

Fact 7
In1598 Tycho Brahe published one of his most famed works, ‘Astronomiae instauratea mechanica’.

Fact 8
He had a penchant for alchemy and had his own personal lab in the basement of Uranaborg.

Fact 9
Tycho Brahe also has 2 craters named after him - Tycho on the Moon and Tycho Brahe on Mars.

Fact 10
His resting place id in the Church of Our Lady opposite Týn in Old Town Square.


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Was a Danish nobleman known for his precise and widespread astronomical and planetary observations.

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