

Johannes Kepler
1571  1630
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Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician and astronomer who discovered that the Earth and planets travel about the sun in elliptical orbits. He gave three fundamental laws of planetary motion. He also did important work in optics and geometry.

Full MacTutor biography
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List of References (120 books/articles)
Some Quotations (23)
A Poster of Johannes Kepler
Mathematicians born in the same country
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 Additional Material in MacTutor
 Preface to a translation of Kepler's Foundations of modern optics
 Kepler's planetary laws

Other Web sites 
 Encyclopaedia Britannica
 Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
 Johannes Kepler Working Group
 NNDB
 Pass Magazine (Kepler's proofs)
 The Galileo Project
  Science Museum Florence
 Kevin Brown (Kepler and the third law)
 AMS (The Kepler sphere packing problem) [registration required]
 George W Hart (Kepler's polyhedra)
 Mathematical Genealogy Project


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