Johannes was born in December 27, 1571 and died in November 15, 1630.
He was German and lived in Germany
He had very poor parents at the time. He went to a school that was teaching him that the planets orbit around the sun and no the earth and apparently no one really believed this.
Kepler made up laws of planetary motion.
Johannes was the first person to explain that the tides are caused by the Earth's Moon
Also he is the first person to realize that the blackness of space means that its very big out there and he is the first person to explain how a telescope works.