- (1571 AD - 1630 AD)This German astronomer and philosopher showed that the planets moved in elliptical orbits, not round ones as was previously believed. He formulated and certified the three laws of planetary motion, called Kepler's laws. They are:1 - The planets orbit the Sun in elliptical paths, and the Sun is one focus of the ellipse.2 - The closer a planet is to the Sun the faster it moves in its orbit.3 - d3/t2 is the same for all planets (d = a planet's mean distance from the Sun. t = a planet's orbital period).
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Kepler, Johannes — born Dec. 27, 1571, Weil der Stadt, Württemberg died Nov. 15, 1630, Regensburg German astronomer. Born into a poor family, he received a scholarship to the University of Tübingen. He received an M.A. in 1594, after which he became a mathematics… … Universalium
KEPLER, Johannes — (1571 1630) Employed as an astrologer by Habsburg emperors, Johannes Kepler is best remembered for his discovery of the elliptical orbits of the planets. He was relentless in pursuit of universal harmonies, and his magical conception of the… … Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary
Kepler , Johannes — (1571–1630) German astronomer The grandfather of Kepler had been the local burgomaster but his father seems to have been a humble soldier away on military service for most of Kepler s early youth. His mother was described by Kepler as… … Scientists
Kepler, Johannes — (1571 1630) German mathematician and astronomer. His family relocated to the Protestant state of Württemberg while he was still a small child. This principality had developed a strong educational system, and young Kepler benefitted from a… … Historical Dictionary of Renaissance
Kepler, Johannes — ► (1571 1630) Matemático y astrónomo alemán. En su estudio de las órbitas descritas por los planetas, adoptó la teoría de Copérnico, es decir, consideró que la Tierra giraba alrededor de su eje al mismo tiempo que se desplazaba en una órbita… … Enciclopedia Universal
Kepler, Johannes — (or Keppler, 1571–1630) The founder of modern astronomy, Kepler was born near Stuttgart. It was as an assistant to the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601) that he began his astronomical career, and from Tycho he derived his respect for… … Philosophy dictionary
Kepler,Johannes — Kep·ler (kĕpʹlər), Johannes. 1571 1630. German astronomer and mathematician. Considered the founder of modern astronomy, he formulated three laws to describe how the planets revolve around the sun. * * * … Universalium
KEPLER, Johannes — (1571 1630) German ASTRONOMER who discovered the laws of planetary motion as a result of both observation and his BELIEF in MYSTICAL theories … Concise dictionary of Religion
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