Science and Technology in the Renaissance

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Important astronomers of the Renaissance include:

  • Copernicus (1473 - 1543), the originator of the Heliocentric view of the universe. Note that Copernicus' theories were not published until the year of his death, 1543.
  • Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601), who built several observatories during his lifetime, and was the first to observe and record a supernova.
  • Galileo (1564 - 1642) who further promulgated Copernicus' theories and pioneered the modern scientific method.
  • Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630), assistant to Tycho Brahe, the true father of modern astronomy and the last scientific astrologer.

Other scientists of the day include:

  • Paracelsus (1493 - 1541), the founder of many of todays modern medicinal and chemical theories.