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Der halsstarrige Mars sucht sich eine Wohnung. Johannes Kepler an Kurfürst Christian II. von Sachsen - Eine WiederentdeckungDer halsstarrige Mars sucht sich eine Wohnung. Johannes Kepler an Kurfürst Christian II. von Sachsen - Eine WiederentdeckungStubborn Mars is in search of a domicile. Johannes Kepler to Christian II. elector of Saxony - a rediscovery. (2011)


The rediscovery of a missing autograph of Johannes Kepler - a dedication letter presenting his "New Astronomy" to the elector of Saxony - was possible through a series of fortunate coincidences. Kepler's most important work "Astronomia Nova", in which he proclaimed the first two planetary laws, has been published at the end of 1609. According to the Latin dedication to emperor Rudolf II., Kepler compares the long period of calculations and observations as a crusade against the planet Mars. Finally he succeeds in defeating him, now he supports his opponent to find a new home. The letter is an extraordinary document of Kepler's ingenious and humorous language, it also proofs the relationship to Dresden and the Saxon court.

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Authors & Contributors
Seck, Friedrich
Granada, Miguel A.
Schwarz, Ingo
Dupré, Sven
Korey, Michael
Wlodarczyk, Jaroslaw
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Galilæana: Journal of Galilean Studies
Instytut Historii Nauki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Verlag Harri Deutsch
Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag
Verlag C. H. Beck
Correspondence and corresponding
Eclipses; transits; occultations; conjunctions
Kepler, Johannes
Galilei, Galileo
Mästlin, Michael
Humboldt, Alexander von
Sagan, Dorothea Herzogin von
Michael, Ludwig (Louis) Berthold Heinrich
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
Early modern
Dresden (Germany)

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