Johannes Kepler By Daniel Violette George Evans Alex Pritchard
Biography• Kepler was born on December 27, 1571.• He was born in Weil der Stadt, Württemberg, What use to be the Holy Roman Empire and is now Germany.• While he was growing up he was poor and he was a sick child.• He went to University of Tübingen to study the Lutheran Ministry.
Biography• Kepler’s mother, Katharina, was accused of witch craft in 1617 by making someone sick by an “evil brew” in 1615. She was imprisoned in 1620 for fourteen months.• Kepler’s first marriage was on April 27, 1597 to Barbara Müller. They had 4 children but 2 died in infancy.• One of the kids is a girl and was born in 1604 and a son born in 1607. The daughter’s name is Susana and the son’s name is Friedrich.
Biography• Johannes Kepler got married for a second time on 1613, October 30th. She was 24 at the time and her name was Susanna Reuttinger.• Most of Kepler’s kids died in childhood.• He had a total of 5 kids out of all his marriages.• Kepler worked for a guy named Tycho Brahe.• Kepler met Tycho Brahe on February 4th, 1600, with his 3 assistants.
Biography• Kepler stayed in Tycho’s observatory for 2 months.• Tycho kept his data very personal, but was very impressed Keplers theoretical ideas and soon allowed him more access to his work.• Later on Kepler and Tycho reached and living arrangement and they became partners!
Copernicus’s Theory• If it wasn’t for Kepler, no one would know that Copernicus was right.• Kepler used reasoning/Logic and math to prove that his theory was right.• He proved that the world does revolve around the sun.• He also proved that the sun is the center and all the planets revolve around it.
Kepler’s Death• Kepler died on November 15th, 1630.• He died at the age of 58!• He died in Regensburg, Electorate of Bavaria, HRE. (Now Germany)• He died from a short, small illness.• He was buried under a Church which was then destroyed in the 30 years war.• His tomb was never recovered.
The end• RECAP• We told you when Johannes Kepler was born, died and where he lived.• We told you what he did that made him awesome.• We told you how many wives he had and the people he worked with.• Kepler died at the age of 58.