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, Mathematician, Philosopher, Rebel

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

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

Antonie van LeeuwenhoekAntonie van Leeuwenhoek
24 October 1632, Dutch
Scientist

Robert HookeRobert Hooke
28 July 1635, British
Philosopher
Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
25 January 1627, Irish, British
Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens
14 April 1629, Dutch
Mathematician

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley
08 November 1656, British
Astronomer

Pierre de FermatPierre de Fermat
17 August 1601, French
Lawyer
Giovanni Domenico CassiniGiovanni Domenico Cassini
08 June 1625, Italian
Astronomer and Mathematician

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli
27 December 1654, Swiss
Mathematician
Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
06 August 1667, Swiss
Mathematician

Evangelista TorricelliEvangelista Torricelli
15 October 1608, Italian
Physicist

Marcello MalpighiMarcello Malpighi
10 March 1628, Italian
Physician
Gottfried W. LeibnizGottfried W. Leibniz
01 July 1646, German
Philosopher, Mathematician

Sir Christopher WrenSir Christopher Wren
20 October 1632, British
Architect
René DéscartesRené Déscartes
31 March 1596, French
Mathematician, Philosopher and Writer

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Emanuel SwedenborgEmanuel Swedenborg
29 January 1688, Swedish
Scientist, Philosopher, Theologian
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,

Abraham de MoivreAbraham de Moivre
26 May 1667, French
Mathematician, Statistician

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-TyneMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1623 AD, British
philosopher, scientist, poet, science fiction
Nicolas StenoNicolas Steno
11 January 1638, Danish
anatomist, paleontologist, priest, cleric,
Otto von GuerickeOtto von Guericke
20 November 1602, German
physicist, inventor, politician, dilettante,

John WallisJohn Wallis
23 November 1616, British
mathematician, philosopher, musicologist,

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

Ole RømerOle Rømer
25 September 1644, Danish
Astronomer, Physicist, Scientist, University
Marin MersenneMarin Mersenne
08 September 1588, French
Philosopher, Theologian, Mathematician,

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Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin
01 February 1698, British, Scottish
Edinburgh

Thomas SydenhamThomas Sydenham
10 September 1624, British
Physician

William PettyWilliam Petty
26 May 1623, British
Economist, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Isaac BarrowIsaac Barrow
30 September 1630, British
Mathematician
Henry Percy, 9th Earl of NorthumberlandHenry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland
 

Brook TaylorBrook Taylor
18 August 1685, British
Mathematician
William WhistonWilliam Whiston
09 December 1667, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Historian, University

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed
19 August 1646, British
Astronomer

Johannes HeveliusJohannes Hevelius
28 January 1611, German, Polish
Astronomer, Entrepreneur, Cartographer
Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis
17 July 1698, French
astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, physicist

Herman BoerhaaveHerman Boerhaave
31 December 1668
Philosopher, Botanist, Physician, Anatomist,
Bernard Le Bovier de FontenelleBernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
11 February 1657, French
Philosopher, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Satirist,

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

Stephen HalesStephen Hales
17 September 1677, British
Botanist, Physicist, Chemist

Jeremiah HorrocksJeremiah Horrocks
1617 AD, British
astronomer, mathematician

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

Sophia BraheSophia Brahe
 

Giovanni CassiniGiovanni Cassini
08 June 1625, French, Italian
 

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

Maria Margarethe KirchMaria Margarethe Kirch
German