Famous 17th Century Scientists
Find out more about the greatest 17th Century Scientists, including Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal, Robert Hooke, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and Christiaan Huygens.
Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei

15 February 1564

08 January 1642

Pisa

Italian

Aquarius

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton

25 December 1642

20 March 1727

Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

British

Capricorn

René DéscartesRené Déscartes

31 March 1596

11 February 1650

La Haye en Touraine, Touraine, France

French

Aries

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler

27 December 1571

15 November 1630

Weil der Stadt

German

Capricorn

Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal

19 June 1623

19 August 1662

Clermont-Ferrand,, Auvergne, France

French

Gemini

Robert HookeRobert Hooke

28 July 1635

03 March 1703

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

British

Leo

Antonie van LeeuwenhoekAntonie van Leeuwenhoek

24 October 1632

26 August 1723

Delft

Dutch

Scorpio

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens

14 April 1629

08 July 1695

The Hague

Dutch

Aries

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle

25 January 1627

30 December 1691

Ireland

Irish,British

Aquarius

Christopher WrenChristopher Wren

20 October 1632

25 February 1723

East Knoyle

British

Libra

Pierre de FermatPierre de Fermat

17 August 1601

12 January 1665

Beaumont-de-Lomagne

French

Leo

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley

08 November 1656

14 January 1742

Haggerston, Shoreditch, London, England

British

Scorpio

Evangelista TorricelliEvangelista Torricelli

15 October 1608

25 October 1647

Faenza

Italian

Libra

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli

27 December 1654

16 August 1705

Basel, Switzerland

Swiss

Capricorn

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli

06 August 1667

01 January 1748

Basel

Swiss

Leo

Giovanni Domenico CassiniGiovanni Domenico Cassini

08 June 1625

14 September 1712

Perinaldo

Italian

Gemini

Marcello MalpighiMarcello Malpighi

10 March 1628

30 September 1694

Crevalcore

Italian

Pisces

Gottfried W. LeibnizGottfried W. Leibniz

01 July 1646

14 November 1716

Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire

German

Cancer

Emanuel SwedenborgEmanuel Swedenborg

29 January 1688

29 March 1772

Stockholm

Swedish

Aquarius

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz

12 November 1651

17 April 1695

Tepetlixpa

Mexican

Scorpio

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi

18 February 1626

22 April 1698

Arezzo

Aquarius

Daniel Gabriel FahrenheitDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

24 May 1686

16 September 1736

Gdańsk

Gemini

Giovanni Alfonso BorelliGiovanni Alfonso Borelli

28 January 1608

31 December 1679

Naples

Aquarius

Johan de WittJohan de Witt

24 September 1625

20 August 1672

Dordrecht

Libra

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-TyneMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1623 AD

15 December 1673

Colchester

British

Abraham de MoivreAbraham de Moivre

26 May 1667

27 November 1754

Vitry-le-François

French

Gemini

John WallisJohn Wallis

23 November 1616

28 October 1703

Ashford

British

Sagittarius

William PettyWilliam Petty

26 May 1623

16 December 1687

Romsey

British

Gemini

Nicolas StenoNicolas Steno

11 January 1638

05 December 1686

Copenhagen

Danish

Capricorn

Otto von GuerickeOtto von Guericke

20 November 1602

21 May 1686

Magdeburg

German

Scorpio

Brook TaylorBrook Taylor

18 August 1685

29 December 1731

Edmonton

British

Leo

Pierre GassendiPierre Gassendi

22 January 1592

24 October 1655

Champtercier

French

Aquarius

Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin

01 February 1698

14 June 1746

Argyll

British,Scottish

Aquarius

Thomas SydenhamThomas Sydenham

10 September 1624

29 December 1689

Wynford Eagle

British

Virgo

Ole RømerOle Rømer

25 September 1644

19 September 1710

Aarhus

Danish

Libra

Henry Percy, 9th Earl of NorthumberlandHenry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland

Jeremiah HorrocksJeremiah Horrocks

1617 AD

03 January 1641

Liverpool

British

Isaac BarrowIsaac Barrow

30 September 1630

1679 AD

London

British

Libra

Bernard Le Bovier de FontenelleBernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

11 February 1657

09 January 1757

Rouen

French

Aquarius

Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis

17 July 1698

27 July 1759

Saint-Malo

French

Cancer

Nicolas Fatio de DuillierNicolas Fatio de Duillier

16 February 1664

12 May 1753

Basel

Swiss

Aquarius

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed

19 August 1646

31 December 1719

Derbyshire

British

Leo

Johannes HeveliusJohannes Hevelius

28 January 1611

28 January 1687

Gdańsk

German,Polish

Aquarius

William WhistonWilliam Whiston

09 December 1667

22 August 1752

Leicestershire

British

Sagittarius

Stephen HalesStephen Hales

17 September 1677

04 January 1761

Kent

British

Virgo

Herman BoerhaaveHerman Boerhaave

31 December 1668

23 September 1738

Leiden

Capricorn

Maria Margarethe KirchMaria Margarethe Kirch

German

Sophia BraheSophia Brahe

Christoph ScheinerChristoph Scheiner
David GregoryDavid Gregory

Edward BernardEdward Bernard

Giovanni CassiniGiovanni Cassini

08 June 1625

14 September 1712

Perinaldo, Republic of Genova

French,Italian

Gemini

James GregoryJames Gregory

31 October 1638

30 September 1675

Drumoak

Scottish

Scorpio

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