Wierd News: I heart Tycho

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/science/30tierney.html?_r=1&ref=science

Apparently :

Tycho Brahe could have been Claudius—and Kepler, a stark mad Luthern with a penchant for planets and possibly murder.

Alchemy was, also, probably involved.

Or, the astronomer’s untimely death could have simply occurred as a result of the all-too-ridiculous act of too much drinking and too little urination. What a pathetic end that would have been, especially after having survived a duel about mathematics in which he lost part of his nose.

The one thing the article gets wrong, though. Tycho was not Danish. He was born in Skåne, making him, like it or not 100% Skåning. And although Hven is technically Danish…we all know these things, like Tycho’s true history, are up for debate.

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