Friday, 27 December 2013

Johannes Kepler

Google celebrates Johannes Kepler’s 442nd birthday. Yes, 442nd. Great space scientist. Celebrity historical. You know the drill by now, eh?

Most plot-viable bit of the first article, explained more in the second: he was born “to a mercenary father and a mother who was a healer and herbalist and was at one point tried for witchcraft.”

Okay, it’s more of a Warhammer plot, but still. Save a suspected witch, revolutionise science into the bargain!

Throw in seeing the Great Comet of 1577 when he was five and a half, perhaps?

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