Johannes Kepler

July 18, 2011
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Born on December 27, 1571 in Weil, Germany, Johannes Kepler was a weak, sickly child. His parents frequently quarreled, and most unfortunately, Johannes’s father deserted the family when Johannes was still young. Now, Kepler’s family was unimaginably poor, occasionally touching the border of bankruptcy. Sadly, this contradicted the young boy’s ambition to become a Protestant clergyman. Nevertheless, Kepler decided not to give up, and remain perseverant. In school, he worked extremely hard, and earned numerous scholarships that brought him to the University of Tubingen. Here, this astute boy was able to study what he desired. Later, though, Kepler became fascinated by math, and believed god used math to create the universe. As a result, he decided to become an astronomer who studied the skies from a predominantly mathematical perspective. This decision proved to be the zenith of alterations in Kepler’s life. Before his death on November 15, 1630, in Regensburg, Germany, Johannes Kepler made ostensibly colossal strides in the comparatively low standards of astronomy and mathematics.
Throughout Kepler’s adulthood, advances in astronomy and mathematics poured down the street. Johannes was simply impossible to obstruct as he unraveled a seemingly insurmountable number of the universe’ secrets. To begin with, this man created a bounty of laws that were a mixture of math and astronomy. Three of these laws succinctly summarized planetary motion. Planetary motion described the speed of planets’ motion as well as their paths around the center of the sun. In addition, he wrote a several books in Latin, as Latin was the “language of learning”. The most famous books written by Kepler include Cosmic Mysteries (Mysterium Cosmographicum), The Harmony of the Universe (Harmonices Mundi), and New Astronomy (Astronomica Nova). In 1601, the Roman emperor, Rudolph II, appointed Johannes Kepler as court mathematician! Indeed, this was a great honor. After Rudolph’s death in 1612, this famous figure returned to his original vocation of experimentation and teaching math to young pupils. Even after Kepler’s death, his work proved to be vital in numerous forthcoming theories, including the famous theory of gravitational effects. By providing more accurate knowledge regarding the universe, his hard work became the base of the future of science, abetting scientists as much as water abets you.
In synthesis, Johannes Kepler has left a deep mark in the world. His painstaking observations provide strong foundations for scientists even today. Kepler wrote countless books explaining his theories about math and astronomy. Who would’ve guessed that the once weak, sickly boy from a poor, fatherless family would one day become one of the most famous mathematician, astronomer, author, and teacher in the world? Johannes Kepler. His inspiring life completely transformed the way we think today.





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