Astronomer Johannes Kepler
German astronomer Johannes Kepler, born December 27, 1571, is considered the father of modern astronomy.
Key Facts In This Video
Kepler founded the theory of planetary motion. (0:17)
He was both deeply religious and scientific, and credited God with his successful career. (0:50)
It was Kepler who said the Earth and other planets followed an ellipses around the Sun. (1:14)