Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Astronomers, including Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe and Giordano Bruno
Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei
15 February 1564, Italian
Astronomer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Rebel
Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus
19 February 1473, Polish
 

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler
27 December 1571, German
Astronomer, Mathematician & Astrologer

Tycho BraheTycho Brahe
14 December 1546, Danish
Astronomer

William GilbertWilliam Gilbert
24 May 1544, British
Astronomer, Physicist and Physician

Willebrord SnellWillebrord Snell
13 June 1580, Dutch
Astronomer & Mathematician
Gerolamo CardanoGerolamo Cardano
24 September 1501, Italian
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Inventor,

Pierre GassendiPierre Gassendi
22 January 1592, French
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Professor,

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

Petrus ApianusPetrus Apianus
German
 
Philipp MelanchthonPhilipp Melanchthon
16 February 1497, German
 

Christopher ClaviusChristopher Clavius
German
 
Simon MariusSimon Marius
German
 

Abraham ZacutoAbraham Zacuto
 

Thomas DiggesThomas Digges
 
Johann BayerJohann Bayer
German
 

Oronce FinéOronce Finé
French
 
Sophia BraheSophia Brahe
 

David GansDavid Gans
German
 

Aloysius LiliusAloysius Lilius
Italian
 
Michael MaestlinMichael Maestlin
German
 

Erasmus ReinholdErasmus Reinhold
 
Al-BirjandiAl-Birjandi