Friday 21 October 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Erasmus Reinhold

Erasmus Reinhold

Erasmus Reinhold was born on October 21st 1511 at Saalfield in Germany.  A professor of astronomy and mathematics he was a supporter of the Copernican system (1543). 

He calculated a set of tables of the motions of the celestial bodies based on the Copernican system which was published in 1551.He calculated that the length of the year was 365days, 5 hours, 55 minutes and 58seconds. 

He died on February 19th 1553. 

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