Ole Rømer (1644-1710) was a Danish astronomer, engineer and civil servant. He was a unique and versatile talent, who accomplished much in his lifetime. However, the achievement that he is especially remembered and is internationally famous for is his discovery of the finite speed of light.
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Ole Rømer’s education Ole Rømer was born in1644 in Aarhus. In 1662 he moved to Copenhagen to study at the University of Copenhagen.