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  • Charles Messier [r]: (1730 - 1817) French astronomer, best known for his catalogue of unusual objects. [e]
  • Draco (constellation) [r]: Constellation in the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Ursa Major, its name is Latin for 'Dragon'. [e]
  • Jacobus Kapteyn [r]: same as Jacobus Kapteijn; Dutch astronomer (1851 - 1922). [e]
  • Johannes Kepler [r]: (1571-1630) German astronomer best known for his three laws of planetary motion. [e]
  • Omar Khayyam [r]: Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet who died in 1131. [e]
  • Plutarch [r]: (c. 46 – 120) Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. [e]
  • Ptolemy [r]: (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. [e]
  • Socrates [r]: (ca. 470–399 BCE) Greek philosopher who is credited with laying the foundations of western philosophy; sentenced to death in Athens for heresy. [e]