# Kepler Facts

Enjoy some interesting trivia about the famous mathematician and astronomer, Johannes Kepler. Read on some Kepler Facts!

- Kepler was born on December 27, 1571, in the town of Weil der Stadt, Germany.

- Kepler’s believed in a Sun-centered Solar System.

- Kepler was the first astronomer to observe the SN 1604 star go supernova in October 1604.

- Kepler discovered the eyeglass for near-sightedness as well as far-sightedness.

- Johannes Kepler was the inventor of the Keplerian Telescope which was an upgraded version of the refracting telescope.

- This brilliant astronomer was the first to discuss how the moon affects tides.

- Kepler’s works
*Astronomia Nova*,*Epitome of Copernican Astronomy*and*Harmonices Mundi*formed the basis for Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity.

- Kepler created horoscopes for his fellow students.

- Johannes Kepler correctly predicted the invasion by the Turks, the peasant uprising and a very cold winter in 1595.

- He developed the
*Rudolphine Tables*which contained calculations using logarithms.

- Kepler’s book
*“Stereometrica Doliorum”*was the foundation of integral calculus.

- Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei were contemporaries and they often put forth contradictory theories.