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

Robert HookeRobert Hooke
28 July 1635, British
Philosopher

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens
14 April 1629, Dutch
Mathematician

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
08 November 1656, British
Astronomer

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

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

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

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

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed
19 August 1646, British
Astronomer

Christoph ScheinerChristoph Scheiner
 

Edmund GunterEdmund Gunter
1581 AD, British
Mathematician

Jeremiah HorrocksJeremiah Horrocks
1617 AD, British
astronomer, mathematician
Pieter van MusschenbroekPieter van Musschenbroek
14 March 1692, Dutch
Scientist

Sophia BraheSophia Brahe
 

Giovanni Alfonso BorelliGiovanni Alfonso Borelli
28 January 1608, Italian
Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Historian of

Jacques CassiniJacques Cassini
18 February 1677, French
Astronomer
John HadleyJohn Hadley
16 April 1682, British
Mathematician

Maria Margarethe KirchMaria Margaretha Kirch
25 February 1670, German
Astronomer
Nicolas-Claude Fabri de PeirescNicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc
01 December 1580, French
Astronomer

John GreavesJohn Greaves
1602 AD, British
Mathematician, astronomer, and antiquary

Joseph-Nicolas DelisleJoseph-Nicolas Delisle
04 April 1688, French
Astronomer
Edward BernardEdward Bernard
1638 AD, British
astronomer

Thomas BrattleThomas Brattle
20 June 1658, American
Merchant
Jean RicherJean Richer
1630 AD, French
Astronomer

Johannes FabriciusJohannes Fabricius
08 January 1587, German
Astronomer

James GregoryJames Gregory
31 October 1638, Scottish
mathematician, astronomer, inventor,university
Christen Sørensen LongomontanusChristen Sørensen Longomontanus
04 October 1562, Danish
Astronomer

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Niccolò ZucchiNiccolò Zucchi
06 December 1586, Italian
Astronomer
Samuel MolyneuxSamuel Molyneux
16 July 1689, British
Astronomer

Giuseppe CampaniGiuseppe Campani
1635 AD, Italian
Optician

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

John BainbridgeJohn Bainbridge
1582 AD, British
Astronomer
MinggantuMinggantu
1692 AD, Chinese, Mongolian
Astronomer
Baha' al-din al-'AmiliBaha' al-din al-'Amili
18 February 1547, Iranian, Lebanese
islamic Scholar

Mei JuechengMei Juecheng
19 May 1681, Chinese
Politician

Mei WendingMei Wending
1633 AD, Chinese
Writer

Zhi zao LiZhi zao Li
1565 AD, Chinese
Mathematician