Martyrs of Science, or, the Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler cover

Martyrs of Science, or, the Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler

David Brewster (1781-1868)

1. Life of Galileo, Chapter I
2. Life of Galileo, Chapter II
3. Life of Galileo, Chapter III
4. Life of Galileo, Chapter IV
5. Life of Galileo, Chapter V
6. Life of Galileo, Chapter VI
7. Life of Tycho Brahe, Chapter VII
8. Life of Tycho Brahe, Chapter VIII
9. Life of Tycho Brahe, Chapter IX
10. Life of Tycho Brahe, Chapter X
11. Life of John Kepler, Chapter XI
12. Life of John Kepler, Chapter XII
13. Life of John Kepler, Chapter XIII
14. Life of John Kepler, Chapter XIV

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Summary

“The martyrs of Science” gives a brief biography of Galileo, Brahe and Kepler. These three men played a pivotal role in the scientific revolution during the early modern period. This book throws light upon their lives, their scientific achievements, adversities which they faced for their work and how they transformed the lives of the future generations forever. It also provides evidence which establishes that the work carried out by them are original irrespective of the claims by other men who tried in vain to rob them of their honor. The author highlights some of their fallacies which hindered their progress.