Murder Mystery? In 2010, Tycho Brahe was dug up and reburied yet again in another attempt to discover whether he died from natural causes or was murdered. Among the many articles about this last search for answers, The crazy life and crazier death of Tycho Brahe, history's strangest astronomer is one of the more colorful. After samples were obtained, they re-buried Brahe on Nov. 18, 2010. Stuart Clark's website also includes an excerpt from the novel in which German mathematician Johannes Kepler learns a little more about Tycho's astronomical achievements.