The Life and Accomplishments of Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe was born on December 14th, 1546 into a noble Danish family in Skane, Denmark. Before he was born his father, Otte Brahe made a deal with Tycho's uncle, Joergen Brahe that if Otte's first child was a boy, he would let Joergen adopt and raise him. It did turn out to be a boy, but the father changed his mind and no longer wanted to give the boy over to the uncle. So when the next child, also a boy was born, the uncle kidnapped Tycho. At first Tycho's father was furious, but he calmed down when he realized Tycho would be the heir to his uncle and inherit a large estate from the uncle in the long run.
When Tycho was 7, the uncle insisted he learn Latin to help him become a lawyer even though Tycho's parents objected. …
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