14 December

Tycho Brahe
The Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe

1546: On 14 December 1546, Tycho Brahe was born.

Brahe was a Danish astronomer whose work in developing astronomical instruments and in measuring and fixing the positions of stars paved the way for future discoveries.

His observations, the most accurate possible before the invention of the telescope, included a comprehensive study of the Solar System.

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