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Find out more about the greatest 17th Century Scientists, including Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Blaise Pascal, Johannes Kepler and Robert Hooke

# 17th Century Scientists

Isaac Newton

04 January 1643, British

Mathematician

Galileo Galilei

15 February 1564, Italian

Astronomer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Rebel

Blaise Pascal

19 June 1623, French

French Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Writer

Johannes Kepler

27 December 1571, German

Astronomer, Mathematician & Astrologer

Robert Hooke

28 July 1635, British

Philosopher

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

24 October 1632, Dutch

Scientist

John Dee

13 July 1527, British

Mathematician, Philosopher

Robert Boyle

25 January 1627, Irish, British

Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law

Christiaan Huygens

14 April 1629, Dutch

Mathematician

Evangelista Torricelli

15 October 1608, Italian

Physicist

Edmond Halley

08 November 1656, British

Astronomer

Pierre de Fermat

17 August 1601, French

Lawyer

Jacob Bernoulli

27 December 1654, Swiss

Mathematician

Johann Bernoulli

06 August 1667, Swiss

Mathematician

Giovanni Domenico Cassini

08 June 1625, Italian

Astronomer and Mathematician

Marcello Malpighi

10 March 1628, Italian

Physician

Sir Christopher Wren

20 October 1632, British

Architect

Gottfried W. Leibniz

01 July 1646, German

Philosopher, Mathematician

René Déscartes

31 March 1596, French

Mathematician, Philosopher and Writer

Juana Inés de la Cruz

12 November 1651, Mexican

Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Johan de Witt

24 September 1625

Mathematician, Politician

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

24 May 1686, Polish

Physicist, Inventor

John Amos Comenius

28 March 1592, Czech

Writer, Linguist, Presbyter, Theologian,

Abraham de Moivre

26 May 1667, French

Mathematician, Statistician

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1623 AD, British

philosopher, scientist, poet, science fiction

Francesco Redi

18 February 1626, Italian

Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter,

Pierre Gassendi

22 January 1592, French

Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Professor,

John Wallis

23 November 1616, British

mathematician, philosopher, musicologist,

Brook Taylor

18 August 1685, British

Mathematician

Robert Fludd

17 January 1574, British

Physician

Colin Maclaurin

01 February 1698, British, Scottish

Edinburgh

Ole Rømer

25 September 1644, Danish

Astronomer, Physicist, Scientist, University

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Otto von Guericke

20 November 1602, German

physicist, inventor, politician, dilettante,

Thomas Sydenham

10 September 1624, British

Physician

William Petty

26 May 1623, British

Economist, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Marin Mersenne

08 September 1588, French

Philosopher, Theologian, Mathematician,

Nicolas Steno

11 January 1638, Danish

anatomist, paleontologist, priest, cleric,

Ferdinand Verbiest

09 October 1623, Belgian

Missionary

Isaac Barrow

30 September 1630, British

Mathematician

Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland

William Whiston

09 December 1667, British

Mathematician, Physicist, Historian, University

John Flamsteed

19 August 1646, British

Astronomer

Johannes Hevelius

28 January 1611, German, Polish

Astronomer, Entrepreneur, Cartographer

Jeremiah Horrocks

1617 AD, British

astronomer, mathematician

Pierre Louis Maupertuis

17 July 1698, French

astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, physicist

Herman Boerhaave

31 December 1668

Philosopher, Botanist, Physician, Anatomist,

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

11 February 1657, French

Philosopher, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Satirist,

Nicolas Fatio de Duillier

16 February 1664, Swiss

astronomer, mathematician

Stephen Hales

17 September 1677, British

Botanist, Physicist, Chemist

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

28 January 1608, Italian

Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Historian of

Christoph Scheiner

Sophia Brahe

Giovanni Cassini

08 June 1625, French, Italian

Edward Bernard

1638 AD, British

astronomer

Jakob Bernoulli

01 January 1655, Swiss

Mathematician

James Gregory

31 October 1638, Scottish

mathematician, astronomer, inventor,university

Charles R. Walgreen

09 October 1873, American

American pharmacologist

Maria Margarethe Kirch

25 February 1670, German

Astronomer

Jan Baptista van Helmont

12 January 1580, Belgian

Belgian scientist

Jan Evangelista Purkinje

17 December 1787, Czech

Physiologist