image Kepler J, IM006260
Image number: RS.17181
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Johannes Kepler

Date

17th century

Sitter

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630, German), Astronomer

Creator

Jacob van der Heyden (1573-1645, German), Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

v6 p101

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (Plate): 173mm
width (Plate): 119mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of Johannes Kepler, engraved by Jakob van der Heyden.

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a German mathematician and astronomer/astrologer. He worked for Tycho Brahe and was an advisor to Emperor Rudolf II.

From a set of albums known as Collectanea Newtoniana, a selection of prints, original artwork and manuscripts relating to Newton, collected by Charles Turnor (1768-1853). Turnor was an astronomer, collector and Fellow of the Royal Society. He owned Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton’s birthplace).

Related Fellows

Isaac Newton (1642-1727, British), Natural philosopher

Associated place