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

Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei

15 February 1564

Italian

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler

27 December 1571

German

Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal

19 June 1623

French

Robert HookeRobert Hooke

28 July 1635

British

Antonie van LeeuwenhoekAntonie van Leeuwenhoek

24 October 1632

Dutch

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle

25 January 1627

Irish,British

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens

14 April 1629

Dutch

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley

08 November 1656

British

Pierre de FermatPierre de Fermat

17 August 1601

French

Jacob BernoulliJacob Bernoulli

27 December 1654

Swiss

Evangelista TorricelliEvangelista Torricelli

15 October 1608

Italian

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Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli

06 August 1667

Swiss

Giovanni Domenico CassiniGiovanni Domenico Cassini

08 June 1625

Italian

Marcello MalpighiMarcello Malpighi

10 March 1628

Italian

Sir Christopher WrenSir Christopher Wren

20 October 1632

British

René DéscartesRené Déscartes

31 March 1596

French

Gottfried W. LeibnizGottfried W. Leibniz

01 July 1646

German

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Emanuel SwedenborgEmanuel Swedenborg

29 January 1688

Swedish

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz

12 November 1651

Mexican

Johan de WittJohan de Witt

24 September 1625

Daniel Gabriel FahrenheitDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

24 May 1686

Polish

John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius

28 March 1592

Czech

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-TyneMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1623 AD

British

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Francesco RediFrancesco Redi

18 February 1626

Italian

Abraham de MoivreAbraham de Moivre

26 May 1667

French

Nicolas StenoNicolas Steno

11 January 1638

Danish

John WallisJohn Wallis

23 November 1616

British

Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin

01 February 1698

British,Scottish

Otto von GuerickeOtto von Guericke

20 November 1602

German

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Brook TaylorBrook Taylor

18 August 1685

British

Pierre GassendiPierre Gassendi

22 January 1592

French

Marin MersenneMarin Mersenne

08 September 1588

French

Ole RømerOle Rømer

25 September 1644

Danish

Isaac BarrowIsaac Barrow

30 September 1630

British

William PettyWilliam Petty

26 May 1623

British

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Johannes HeveliusJohannes Hevelius

28 January 1611

German,Polish

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

Thomas SydenhamThomas Sydenham

10 September 1624

British

William WhistonWilliam Whiston

09 December 1667

British

Stephen HalesStephen Hales

17 September 1677

British

John FlamsteedJohn Flamsteed

19 August 1646

British

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Pierre Louis MaupertuisPierre Louis Maupertuis

17 July 1698

French

Bernard Le Bovier de FontenelleBernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

11 February 1657

French

Nicolas Fatio de DuillierNicolas Fatio de Duillier

16 February 1664

Swiss

Herman BoerhaaveHerman Boerhaave

31 December 1668

Jeremiah HorrocksJeremiah Horrocks

1617 AD

British

Christoph ScheinerChristoph Scheiner

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Giovanni Alfonso BorelliGiovanni Alfonso Borelli

28 January 1608

Italian

Sophia BraheSophia Brahe

Edward BernardEdward Bernard

1638 AD

British

Giovanni CassiniGiovanni Cassini

08 June 1625

French,Italian

Maria Margarethe KirchMaria Margarethe Kirch

German

James GregoryJames Gregory

31 October 1638

Scottish