Nicolaus Copernicus

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Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19th, 1473 in Torun, Poland.His father died when he was 10 so he went to live with his uncle, Bishop of Varmia Lucas Watzenrode.He went to three different universities and then graduated from the University of Padua.Copernicus went on to study astronomy for the rest of his life.In 1514, he wrote a 40 page manuscript called "Commentariolus" summarizing his heliocentric planetary system.He published another work called "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" in 1543 but it was banned for the heliocentric system.He died later on in 1543 on May 24th in Frauenberg, Poland.

Accomplishments

1473 - Copernicus was born on February 19th1508-Began creating his heliocentric planetary system.1514 - Wrote a 40 page manuscript called "Commentariolus"1543 - Published "De revolutionus orbium coelestium" and had it banned by the church.May 24th, 1543-Copernicus died in Frauenberg, Poland17th century- The ban on "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" was lifted.

He was the first astronomer to create a scienctifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.Credited with being one of the first to combine math with science.Was a symbol to be a brave scientist standing alone, defended his ideas against common belief.

Lasting Impact

He was a father of the Scientific Revolution and first scientist to combine mathematics and science.

Citations

- Bio.com. A'E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.- "Nicolaus Copernicus : His Accomplishments, Biography, Legacy, Ideas, Impact : Western Culture, Civilization : Heliocentric, Scientific Revolution." Nicolaus Copernicus : His Accomplishments, Biography, Legacy, Ideas, Impact : Western Culture, Civilization : Heliocentric, Scientific Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014

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