Tycho Brahe

Tyge Ottesen Brahe (1546 - 1601)

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Tyge Ottesen (Tycho) Brahe
Born in Knutstorp, Skania, Denmarkmap
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[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in Prague, Bohemiamap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Oct 2016
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Categories: House of Brahe.


Children: Sidsel Brahe, Claudius Brahe, Elisabeth Brahe, More Siblings: Sophia Brahe, Steen Brahe, Lisbet Brahe, Maren Brahe,

Biography

Books: Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica, More

Danish astronomer, mathematician, and alchemist, he coined the term "nova" (as in supernova) and established a giant observatory called Uraniborg, where he studied the movements of celestial bodies. Tycho Brahe lost the bridge of his nose in a sword duel against another Danish nobleman, Manderup Parsberg, in 1566; thereafter, he wore a false nose made of brass. He never formally married the mother of his eight children, and kept a pet moose that died after it drunkenly fell down the stairs of Brahe's castle.


Sources

http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/brahe.html confirms and gives a 1900 book as a reference. - J. Martinez



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Tycho Ottesen Brahe wearing the Order of the Elephant
Tycho Ottesen Brahe wearing the Order of the Elephant

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