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[brah, brah-hee; Danish brah-e]
  1. Ty·cho [tee-koh; Danish ty-koh] /ˈti koʊ; Danish ˈtü koʊ/, 1546–1601, Danish astronomer.
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Historical Examples of brahe

  • Edinburgh, 1890; Brahe, T. Astronomiae instauratae mechanica.

    Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I

    Edward Luther Stevenson

  • I have not patience to criticize Wright and Brahe's conduct.

  • The Wanderer went to the monument of Brahe and sat down in the corner of the blackened pew.

    The Witch of Prague

    F. Marion Crawford

  • Brahe, as has been already noticed, took his departure on the 21st of April, bound for Menindie.

  • It was Brahe's steward; he had followed his master to Stockholm, and had witnessed his unhappy fate.

British Dictionary definitions for brahe


  1. Tycho (ˈtyːço). 1546–1601, Danish astronomer, who designed and constructed instruments that he used to plot accurately the positions of the planets, sun, moon, and stars
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brahe in Science


[brä, brähē]
  1. Danish astronomer who made the most accurate and extensive observations of the planets and stars before the telescope was invented. Brahe determined the position of 777 stars, demonstrated that comets follow regular paths, and observed the supernova of 1572, which became known as Tycho's star. Although Brahe did not accept the Copernican heliocentric model of the solar system, his careful observations allowed Johannes Kepler to prove that Copernicus was essentially correct.
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