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

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler

27 December 1571

German

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

Sir Christopher WrenSir Christopher Wren

20 October 1632

British

Pierre GassendiPierre Gassendi

22 January 1592

French

Ole RømerOle Rømer

25 September 1644

Danish

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

Johannes HeveliusJohannes Hevelius

28 January 1611

German,Polish

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed

19 August 1646

British

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Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis

17 July 1698

French

Jeremiah HorrocksJeremiah Horrocks

1617 AD

British

Christoph ScheinerChristoph Scheiner

Giovanni Alfonso BorelliGiovanni Alfonso Borelli

28 January 1608

Italian

Sophia BraheSophia Brahe
Edward BernardEdward Bernard

1638 AD

British

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Giovanni CassiniGiovanni Cassini

08 June 1625

French,Italian

Maria Margarethe KirchMaria Margarethe Kirch

German

James GregoryJames Gregory

31 October 1638

Scottish