December 27 1571 – German Astronomer Johannes Kepler, Descriptor of Planetary Motion, is Born Near Stuttgart

December 27 1571 – German Astronomer Johannes Kepler, Descriptor of Planetary Motion, is Born Near Stuttgart5 (100%) 1 vote *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Stricken by a fascination with the sky at a young age, Johannes Kepler would go on to be regarded as one of the foremost scientists in astronomy after being born into a humble home on December 27, 1571. Despite poor vision, his superior mathematical mind would build on the theories of Nicolaus Copernicus to revolutionize European understanding of the Solar System. Born to a soldier-for-hire father and healer mother, Kepler grew up at his maternal grandfather’s inn in the Free Imperial City of Weil der Stadt, near […]