Intellectuals who were European icons(16th&17th centuries)

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Nicholas Copernicus
Tycho Brahe
Johannes Kepler

Of these three, I guess that only Brahe was celebrated in his time.

He was a great engineer and a good astronomer.

Brahe determined the way to compensate for the thermal expansion of wood so that observations could be made uniform regardless of the season at a high latitude.