Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Astronomers, including Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe and Giordano Bruno
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

Willebrord SnellWillebrord Snell
13 June 1580, Dutch
Astronomer & Mathematician

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

Gerolamo CardanoGerolamo Cardano
24 September 1501, Italian
Polymath
Pierre GassendiPierre Gassendi
22 January 1592, French
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Professor,

Henry Percy, 9th Earl of NorthumberlandHenry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland
27 April 1564, British
Nobleman

Simon MariusSimon Marius
20 January 1573, German
Astronomer
Abraham ZacutoAbraham Zacuto
12 August 1452, Spanish
Astronomer

Petrus ApianusPetrus Apianus
German
 
Christopher ClaviusChristopher Clavius
25 March 1538, German
Mathematician

Georg Joachim RheticusGeorg Joachim Rheticus
16 February 1514, Austrian
Mathematician

Thomas DiggesThomas Digges
1546 AD, British
Mathematician

Oronce FinéOronce Finé
French
 

Edmund GunterEdmund Gunter
1581 AD, British
Mathematician
Johann BayerJohann Bayer
German
 

Sophia BraheSophia Brahe
 

Michael MaestlinMichael Maestlin
30 September 1550, German
Astronomer

Aloysius LiliusAloysius Lilius
1510 AD, Italian
Astronomer
Nicolas-Claude Fabri de PeirescNicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc
01 December 1580, French
Astronomer

Al-BirjandiAl-Birjandi
 
Erasmus ReinholdErasmus Reinhold
 

Johannes FabriciusJohannes Fabricius
08 January 1587, German
Astronomer

Niccolò ZucchiNiccolò Zucchi
06 December 1586, Italian
Astronomer
Christen Sørensen LongomontanusChristen Sørensen Longomontanus
04 October 1562, Danish
Astronomer

Adam Schall von BellAdam Schall von Bell
01 May 1591, German
Astronomer
John BainbridgeJohn Bainbridge
1582 AD, British
Astronomer

Philipp Nikodemus FrischlinPhilipp Nikodemus Frischlin
22 September 1547, German
Poet

Baha' al-din al-'AmiliBaha' al-din al-'Amili
18 February 1547, Iranian, Lebanese
islamic Scholar
Zhi zao LiZhi zao Li
1565 AD, Chinese
Mathematician