Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
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Craig, John

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_313

FlourishedScotland, 1589

Scot physician John Craig was an Aristotelian apologist in conflict with  Tycho Brahe. He proposed that the center of planetary motion might be a point between the Earth and the Sun.

Selected Reference

  1. Mosley, Adam (2002). “Tycho Brahe and John Craig: The Dynamic of A Dispute.” In Tycho Brahe and Prague, edited by John Robert Christianson et al., pp. 70–83. Acta Historica Astronomiae, Vol. 16. Frankfurt am Main: Harri Deutsch.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA