Biography Of Copernicus


Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543) – Polish / Prussian astronomer and mathematician. Copernicus designed a model that placed the sun in the center of the universe (heliocentrism), challenging the then-prevailing orthodoxy which held the earth at its center.

His major work De révolutionibus orbium colostrum (1543), (On the Revolutions in the Celestial Spheres), was published shortly before his death. It marked an important scientific milestone – it was a crucial moment in the scientific revolution that occurred during the Renaissance period.

Copernicus was not only a pioneering astronomer but also excelled in many other fields, including being a physician, economist, and diplomat. He also earned a doctorate in canon law.

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