Find out more about the greatest 17th Century Astronomers, including Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, Robert Hooke, Christiaan Huygens and Christopher Wren.
Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei
15 February 1564, Italian
Astronomer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Rebel
Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler
27 December 1571, German
Astronomer, Mathematician & Astrologer

Robert HookeRobert Hooke
28 July 1635, British

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens
14 April 1629, Dutch

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
08 November 1656, British

Giovanni Domenico CassiniGiovanni Domenico Cassini
08 June 1625, Italian
Astronomer and Mathematician
Sir Christopher WrenSir Christopher Wren
20 October 1632, British

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

Ole RømerOle Rømer
25 September 1644, Danish
Astronomer, Physicist, Scientist, University

Henry Percy, 9th Earl of NorthumberlandHenry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland
Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis
17 July 1698, French
astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, physicist

Ferdinand VerbiestFerdinand Verbiest
09 October 1623, Belgian
Johannes HeveliusJohannes Hevelius
28 January 1611, German, Polish
Astronomer, Entrepreneur, Cartographer

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed
19 August 1646, British

Jeremiah HorrocksJeremiah Horrocks
1617 AD, British
astronomer, mathematician
Giovanni Alfonso BorelliGiovanni Alfonso Borelli
28 January 1608, Italian
Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Historian of

Edmund GunterEdmund Gunter
1581 AD, British
Christoph ScheinerChristoph Scheiner

Pieter van MusschenbroekPieter van Musschenbroek
14 March 1692, Dutch

Sophia BraheSophia Brahe
Giovanni CassiniGiovanni Cassini
08 June 1625, French, Italian

Edward BernardEdward Bernard
1638 AD, British
James GregoryJames Gregory
31 October 1638, Scottish
mathematician, astronomer, inventor,university

Adam Schall von BellAdam Schall von Bell
01 May 1591, German

Maria Margarethe KirchMaria Margarethe Kirch
25 February 1670, German