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Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19 1473 in the city of Torun Poland. He was born to Nicolaus Copernicus Sr. and Barbara Watzenrode. Nicolaus is well knowed for being astronomer, mathematician, translator, artist, and physicist among other things. He is best knowned for figuring out how the Earth is not the center of our universe but the Sun is instead.

Achievemnts

1473- Birth1491- Started College1497-Began Astronomy Observations1503- Gained Canon Law1514- Wrote outline of heliocetric theory 1543- Published six books1543- Death

1)He was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.2)Copernicus's greatest achievement, however, was his intellectual independence. During his time it wasn't easy to come up with a theory that everybody else disagreeded with.

Lasting Impact

Nicolaus Copernicus is well-knowned today because he is the one who made the first model showing that the sun was at the center instead of Earth. The model wasn't very accurate but that is what we buil on which lead us to what we know now. That is one of the many lasting impacts that Nicolaus Copernicus had

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http://media.timetoast.com/timelines/103153mrnussbaum.com/pioneers/nicolaus_copernicus/http://www.westerncultureglobal.org/copernicus.htmlhttp://www.westerncultureglobal.org/copernicus.html

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