TYCHO BRAHE

Samuel Herrick

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Abstract: Irascible, arrogant, autocratic, lavish, Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)) Danish nobleman when Denmark’s glory and power were at their zenith, had an unparalleled opportunity to show that the characteristics described by these adjectives and others like them have nothing to do with scientific ability but much to do with the opportunities and fate of a scientist. Without them he would not have persuaded King Frederick II to grant him the island of Hveen, some 20 miles north of Copenhagen in the Sound, and the endowments that enabled him to build there the observatories of Uraniborg and Stjernborg.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 4
Pages: 108 - 109
Cite this article: Herrick, Samuel, "TYCHO BRAHE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1952-1953, pp. 108-109.
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