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Czech Republic
Praha
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Karlova 4

Johannes Kepler

Weil der Stadt 1571 - Regensburg 1630
German astronomer
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
date?

Praha /  Johannes Kepler   Praha /  Johannes Kepler

Description

Plaque with relief portrait. In the gate (leading towards Kepler Museum) is a second plaque with portrait.

Inscription(s)

zde žil v letech 1607 až 1612
JOHANNES KEPLER
v té dobĕ objevil první dva zákony
o pohybu planet kolem slunce
Here lived from 1607 to 1612
Johannes Kepler
At that time he descovered the first two laws
of the movement of the planets around the sun

Annotation

In 1607-12 the German astronomer J. Kepler used to live there and finished his masterpiece Astronomia Nova there; there is a tower in the courtyard where he allegedly had his observatory. Kepler's stay is commemorated by the memorial plague on the façade and his bust in the carriage-way of the house.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°5'9" E 14°24'53"

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