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Brahe

Tycho . 1546--1601, Danish astronomer, who designed and constructed instruments that he used to plot accurately the positions of the planets, sun, moon, and stars

Brahe

 

an aristocratic Swedish family. The most famous are Per Brahe the Elder and Per Brahe the Younger.

Per Brahe the Elder Born 1520; died Sept. 1, 1590. One of the first three counts of Sweden (beginning in 1561); the closest adviser to King Gustavus I Vasa and King Eric XIV. In 1568, Per Brahe the Elder joined the enemies of Eric XIV. Under the new king, John III, he occupied the post of supreme judge.

Per Brahe the Younger Born Feb. 18, 1602; died Sept. 12, 1680. Grandson of Per Brahe the Elder. Per Brahe the Younger was a count and one of the leaders and ideologists of the reactionary magnate oligarchy. He was governor-general of Finland from 1637 to 1640 and 1648 to 1654. Per Brahe the Younger improved the Swedish administration of Finland and founded a university in Abo (Turku) in 1640.

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Rothmann to Tycho Brahe, in Tycho Brahe, Epistolarum Astronomicarum Libri, Nuremberg, 1601), 167.
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But later in the same paragraph we find that the likes of Brahe, Kepler and Montaigne were in fact "beginning" to "question" this very order.
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Tycho Brahe, Noel Duret, John Greaves, Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, and Taqi al-Din are among those whose careers, travels, and scientific quests are described.
The largest radio telescope in the world in its day, the array identified the remnant radio signature of the supernova of 1572 recorded by Tycho Brahe.
They had told another member William Brahe that if they hadn't returned after three months that he was to assume they were lost or dead.
Eli Brahe, managing member of New York City based Berkley Acquisitions, a real-estate investment and development firm, announced that his company has signed a contract with the sellers of the landmark Hotel Syracuse to buy the historic 573-room space and its affiliated properties.
2004, Brahe, 2007), specific process architectures (Anzbock & Dustdar, 2004; Danial & Ward, 2006) and BPMS reference architectures (WFMC, 1999; Glabbeek & Stork, Sheer, & Nuttgens, 2000; Shaw et al.
Tonight's opener about astronomy is packed with little details that bring the heavens down to earth - like Tycho Brahe, who spent years painstakingly recording planets.
Beginning with Copernicus's death in 1543, the film depicts the scientific achievements of Tycho Brahe, Giordano Bruno, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilee, Isaac Newton, and Edmond Halley.
The online resource will carry more than 2,000 titles, including high-resolution colour facsimile images of all the Royal Library's Danish imprints, from the earliest works--Breviarium Othoniense and Guilelmus Caorsin's Obsidionis Rhodiae urbis descriptio, printed by Johann Snel in Odense in 1482--through to works by the astronomer and alchemist Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) produced on his press at Uranienborg on the island of Hven before 1597.