What Did Johannes Kepler Do?


The German born mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler was the first person to determine that the Earth and planets orbited the sun. With result of his discoveries, he published his Laws of Planetary Motion.
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Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler supported the heliocentric theory by Nicolas Copernicus, defending it in his first major work, Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596). In 1601 Kepler became the imperial mathematician to Rudolf II (emperor of the Holy Roman Empire), succeeding... More »
Born: December 27, 1571, Weil der Stadt, Wurttemberg (now Germany)
Died: November 15, 1630
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