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- Charles Messier : (1730 - 1817) French astronomer, best known for his catalogue of unusual objects.
- Draco (constellation) : Constellation in the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Ursa Major, its name is Latin for 'Dragon'.
- Jacobus Kapteyn : same as Jacobus Kapteijn; Dutch astronomer (1851 - 1922).
- Johannes Kepler : (1571-1630) German astronomer best known for his three laws of planetary motion.
- Omar Khayyam : Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet who died in 1131.
- Plutarch : (c. 46 – 120) Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia.
- Ptolemy : (2nd century AD) Egyptian astronomer and geographer whose main work, the Almagest, a compendium of contemporary astronomical knowledge, was in use into the 15th century.
- Socrates : (ca. 470–399 BCE) Greek philosopher who is credited with laying the foundations of western philosophy; sentenced to death in Athens for heresy.