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Johannes Kepler Museum

The Memorial House of the great astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler in Regensburg is less known than Kepler Museum in Prague, where he lived for 10 years. However, the scientist lived the last days of his life in Regensburg. And just there he is buried. 

In the fall of 1630 a 59-year-old Johannes Kepler was traveling from Ulm to Regensburg to the court of the Emperor to get a salary due to him. The scientist was ruined by the Thirty Years' War events, and he badly needed money to continue the studies. Kepler caught a cold on his way and arrived in Regensburg already sick. The scientist died on November 15, 1630. After his death, 22 florins were found in his outworn clothes, despite the fact that the amount of Kepler’s unpaid wages made up 29,000 florins. The irony of it is that a Gregorian calendar, proposed by Kepler, was adopted at a diet in Regensburg in 1613 in the territory of the German principalities. The scientist was buried in the local cemetery, which soon was destroyed by the Thirty Years’ War events. Most of Kepler’s manuscripts were also lost. All this can be learned by visiting the Kepler Memorial House. It recreates the atmosphere of the scientist’s last days. Visitors will be told about his works and the difficult epoch he happened to live in.

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