Find out more about the greatest 17th Century Scientists, including Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal, Robert Hooke, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and Christiaan Huygens.
Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643, British
Mathematician
Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei
15 February 1564, Italian
Astronomer

Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal
19 June 1623, French
French Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Writer

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

Robert HookeRobert Hooke
28 July 1635, British
Philosopher

Antonie van LeeuwenhoekAntonie van Leeuwenhoek
24 October 1632, Dutch
Scientist
John DeeJohn Dee
13 July 1527, British
Mathematician, Philosopher

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
25 January 1627, Irish, British
Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens
14 April 1629, Dutch
Mathematician
Pierre de FermatPierre de Fermat
17 August 1601, French
Lawyer

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
08 November 1656, British
Astronomer
Evangelista TorricelliEvangelista Torricelli
15 October 1608, Italian
Physicist

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
06 August 1667, Swiss
Mathematician

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli
27 December 1654, Swiss
Mathematician

Giovanni Domenico CassiniGiovanni Domenico Cassini
08 June 1625, French, Italian
Astronomer and Mathematician

Marcello MalpighiMarcello Malpighi
10 March 1628, Italian
Physician
Sir Christopher WrenSir Christopher Wren
20 October 1632, British
Architect

Gottfried W. LeibnizGottfried W. Leibniz
01 July 1646, German
Philosopher, Mathematician

René DéscartesRené Déscartes
31 March 1596, French
Mathematician, Philosopher and Writer

Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
01 July 1646, German
Philosopher
Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Johan de WittJohan de Witt
24 September 1625
Mathematician, Politician
Daniel Gabriel FahrenheitDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
24 May 1686, Polish
Physicist, Inventor

John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
28 March 1592, Czech
Writer, Linguist, Presbyter, Theologian,

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
18 February 1626, Italian
Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter,
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-TyneMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1623 AD, British
philosopher, scientist, poet, science fiction

Abraham de MoivreAbraham de Moivre
26 May 1667, French
Mathematician, Statistician
Brook TaylorBrook Taylor
18 August 1685, British
Mathematician

Otto von GuerickeOtto von Guericke
20 November 1602, German
physicist, inventor, politician, dilettante,

Robert FluddRobert Fludd
17 January 1574, British
Physician
John WallisJohn Wallis
23 November 1616, British
mathematician, philosopher, musicologist,

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Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin
01 February 1698, British, Scottish
Edinburgh
Nicolas StenoNicolas Steno
01 January 1638, Danish
Scientist

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

Marin MersenneMarin Mersenne
08 September 1588, French
Philosopher, Theologian, Mathematician,

Isaac BarrowIsaac Barrow
30 September 1630, British
Mathematician
Thomas SydenhamThomas Sydenham
10 September 1624, British
Physician
William PettyWilliam Petty
26 May 1623, British
Economist

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

Hennig BrandHennig Brand
1630 AD, German
Merchant

William WhistonWilliam Whiston
09 December 1667, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Historian, University
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

Nicolas Fatio de DuillierNicolas Fatio de Duillier
16 February 1664, Swiss
astronomer, mathematician

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed
19 August 1646, British
Astronomer
John GerardJohn Gerard
1545 AD, British
Botanist

John BartramJohn Bartram
23 March 1699, American
Botanist
Giovanni Battista MorgagniGiovanni Battista Morgagni
25 February 1682, Italian
Anatomist

Herman BoerhaaveHerman Boerhaave
31 December 1668
Philosopher, Botanist, Physician, Anatomist,

Jan SwammerdamJan Swammerdam
12 February 1637, German, Dutch
Biologist
Guillaume AmontonsGuillaume Amontons
31 August 1663, French
Physicist

Santorio SantorioSantorio Santorio
29 March 1561, Italian, Slovenian
Physiologist
Stephen HalesStephen Hales
17 September 1677, British
Botanist, Physicist, Chemist

Antoine ArnauldAntoine Arnauld
06 February 1612, French
Philosopher

Georg Ernst StahlGeorg Ernst Stahl
22 October 1659, German
Chemist

Christoph ScheinerChristoph Scheiner
 

Francis HauksbeeFrancis Hauksbee
1660 AD, British
Scientist
Pierre VernierPierre Vernier
19 August 1580, French
Mathematician

Gaspard BauhinGaspard Bauhin
17 January 1560, Swiss
Botanist

José de AcostaJosé de Acosta
30 September 1540, Spanish
Missionary

Seki TakakazuSeki Takakazu
1642 AD, Japanese
Mathematician
Nehemiah GrewNehemiah Grew
26 September 1641, British
Medico

Edmund GunterEdmund Gunter
1581 AD, British
Mathematician
Jeremiah HorrocksJeremiah Horrocks
1617 AD, British
astronomer, mathematician

Joseph Pitton de TournefortJoseph Pitton de Tournefort
05 June 1656, French
Botanist

Pieter van MusschenbroekPieter van Musschenbroek
14 March 1692, Dutch
Scientist
Kâtip ÇelebiKâtip Çelebi
1609 AD, Ancient Roman
Polymath

Christopher PolhemChristopher Polhem
18 December 1661, Swedish
Scientist
Sophia BraheSophia Brahe
 

Franciscus SylviusFranciscus Sylvius
15 March 1614, Dutch
Physician

Giovanni Alfonso BorelliGiovanni Alfonso Borelli
28 January 1608, Italian
Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Historian of
Carolus ClusiusCarolus Clusius
01 February 1526, Belgian
Botanist

Thomas BartholinThomas Bartholin
20 October 1616, Danish
Physician
Edme MariotteEdme Mariotte
1620 AD, French
Physicist

Andrea CesalpinoAndrea Cesalpino
06 June 1519, Italian
Physician

Andreas LibaviusAndreas Libavius
1555 AD, German
Physician

Johann Rudolf GlauberJohann Rudolf Glauber
10 March 1604, German
Chemist
Guarino GuariniGuarino Guarini
17 January 1624, Italian
Architect
Girard DesarguesGirard Desargues
21 February 1591, French
Mathematician

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
Gilles de RobervalGilles de Roberval
09 August 1602, French
Mathematician

John MayowJohn Mayow
24 May 1640, British
Chemist

John MachinJohn Machin
1686 AD, British
Mathematician

Georg BrandtGeorg Brandt
26 June 1694, Swedish
Chemist

George HadleyGeorge Hadley
12 February 1685, British
Lawyer
Firmin AbauzitFirmin Abauzit
11 November 1679, French
Scholar

Kaibara EkkenKaibara Ekken
17 December 1630, Japanese
Philosopher
Diego de Torres VillarroelDiego de Torres Villarroel
17 June 1693, Spanish
Writer

Nicolas-Claude Fabri de PeirescNicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc
01 December 1580, French
Astronomer
John GreavesJohn Greaves
1602 AD, British
Mathematician, astronomer, and antiquary
Theophan ProkopovichTheophan Prokopovich
18 June 1681, Ukrainian, Russian
Theologian