The Scientific Revolution

by: Nigel Weeks

Scientific Revolution(The Change)

was a major change in European thought, starting in the mid-1500, in which the study of the natural world began to be characterized by careful observation and the questioning of accepted belief.


Johannes Kepler was born in Weil der Stadt in Swabia, in southwest Germany. His paternal grandfather, Sebald Kepler, was a respected craftsman who served as mayor of the city, his maternal grandfather, Melchior Guldenmann, was an innkeeper and mayor of the nearby village of Eltingen. His father, Heinrich Kepler, was "an immoral, rough and quarrelsome soldier," according to Kepler, and he described his mother in similar unflattering terms. From 1574 to 1576 Johannes lived with his grandparents, in 1576 his parents moved to nearby Leonberg, where Johannes entered the Latin school. In 1584 he entered the Protestant seminary at Adelberg, and in 1589 he began his university education at the Protestant university of Tübingen. Here he studied theology and read widely. He passed the M.A. examination in 1591 and continued his studies as a graduate student.

"How did the change impact the society in the modern day and in the past"

The Scientific Revolution made people think twice about their religious. People that was involved with the scientific revolution believe that it was science that we evolved from.