“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic — Capital City Region

Tycho Brahe Lived Here

Tycho Brahe Lived Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 23, 2009
1. Tycho Brahe Lived Here Marker
{Marker text in Czech:}
Leta Pane MDCCCCI zasazena jest na tomto domě zvaném od starodávna “U Zlatého Nohá”, nákladem obce Prazké pametní deska ku poctě slavného Dana Tychona Braheho, císařkého matematika a hvézdáře, který léta MDC v tomto domě přebýval a XXIV. října .MDCI v nedalekém odtud domě, jenž stával druhdy na místĕ, Nynĕjšího Paláce Cernísnkého zemřel a byl pochován v chrámu Matky Boží před Tynem.

{Approximate translation of the marker text into English:}

In the Year of Our Lord 1901 on the house of old called “The Golden Leg” placed the municipality of Prague this plaque to honor the famous Dane Tycho Brahe, the royal mathematician and astronomer who lived in this house in 1600 and on October 24, 1601 died in a nearby house that is now the site of the Chernin Palace and was buried in the Church of Our Lady before Tyn.
Erected 1901.
Location. 50° 5.445′ N, 14° 23.58′ E. Marker is in Prague, Hlavní město Praha. Marker is at the intersection of Nový Svét and Kanovická, on the right when traveling east on Nový Svét. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Nový Svét 1, Prague, Hlavní město Praha 118 00, Czech Republic.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 25th of February, 1948 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Jan Neruda
Tycho Brahe house and marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 23, 2009
2. Tycho Brahe house and marker
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Michael the Brave (1558-1601) (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Ema Destinnová (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Ladislav Zelenka (approx. one kilometer away); Josef Mysliveček (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); The Novotny Footbridge (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Church of St. Salvador (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prague.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the right of the front door. The house appears to be a private residence.
Also see . . .
1. Rotten in the State of Denmark?. Brahe's death in Prague in 1601 has been the cause of much speculation in recent years, as to whether it was uraecemia, as was previously thought, or perhaps it was poisoning, as many now believe. And if it was poisoning, was it murder? This Der Spiegel article (in English) recounts the circumstances, and presents what may be new evidence in Brahe's death. (Submitted on March 3, 2011.) 

2. The Observations of Tycho Brahe. Provides a short biography of Brahe, along with a clear outline of the reasons for Brahe's importance in the development of modern astronomy. (Submitted on March 3, 2011.) 
Additional keywords. astronomy mathematics
Categories. Science & Medicine
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 638 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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