Tycho Brahe, the Scandalous Astronomer - Dan Wenkel

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 25 March 2021

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/tycho-brahe-the-scandalous-astronomer-dan-wenkel

If you think scientists lead boring, monotonous lives, you must not know about Tycho Brahe. The 16th Century CE astronomer who accurately predicted planetary motion led quite a dramatic life — complete with a kidnapping, a sword duel and even a clairvoyant dwarf. Dan Wenkel dives into the history behind this sensational scientist, explaining how he continued to inspire intrigue even after his death.

Lesson by Dan Wenkel, animation by Andrew Nam.

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TED-Ed. (2021, March 25). Tycho Brahe, the Scandalous Astronomer - Dan Wenkel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2336/tycho-brahe-the-scandalous-astronomer---dan-wenkel/

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TED-Ed. "Tycho Brahe, the Scandalous Astronomer - Dan Wenkel." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 25, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2336/tycho-brahe-the-scandalous-astronomer---dan-wenkel/.

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TED-Ed. "Tycho Brahe, the Scandalous Astronomer - Dan Wenkel." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Mar 2021. Web. 17 Jul 2024.

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