November 20, 2012

Mercury Poisoning Didn't Kill Tycho Brahe

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How did Tycho Brahe die?

It's been a mystery for over 400 years.  11 days after he took ill, he passed away on October 24th, 1601 and in that wake arose a host of speculations, myths, conspiracies and hypotheses.

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