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Nicolaus Copernicus

He was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology.

Nico Evans Maxwell

on 17 December 2012

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Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus Why is he famous? Heliocentric Cosmology Quotes by Nicolaus Copernicus Education... First person to ever formulate a comprehensive
heliocentric cosmology theory. To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
-Nicolaus Copernicus

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
-Nicolaus Copernicus University of Bologna, University of Ferrara, University of Padua, Jagiellonian University Birth: 19 February 1473 Died: 24 May 1543 (aged 70) Born in Toruń (Thorn),
Royal Prussia,
Kingdom of Poland
Died in Frombork (Frauenburg), Prince-Bishopric of Warmia, Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland Finished studies in Italy at 30.
Did work in Warmia, apart from trips to Krakow, and Thorn, Danzig, Elbing, Graudenz, Malbork Marienburg, Königsberg (Królewiec). What is a Comprehensive Heliocentric Cosmology? A comprehensive heliocentric cosmology is a theory (that is correct) that the Earth is not the center of the solar system, but instead the sun is. The Sun is the center of the solar system not the Earth. Family Father: Nicolaus Copernicus
Mother: Barbara Watzenrode
Sister Barbara Copernicus
Sister: Katharina Copernicus
Brother: Andreas Copernicus.
Uncle: Lucas Watzenrode Andreas Copernicus Lucas Watzenrode Katharina Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus Copernicus's Solar System The Sun Song about Heliocentrism The Geocentric and Ptolemaic Theory Is that the Earth is the center of the solar system, and that all of the other plants circle around Earth. Successor Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler discovered that the planets move around the sun in an elliptical shape. Mathematical System Copernicus created a math system to help find the planets out in space. Studies... Copernicus studied arithmetic, geometry, geometric optics, cosmography, theoretical and computational astronomy. Scientific Revolution The scientific revolution began in 1543, when Copernicus and Andreae Vesalii published their books, 'De Fabrica', and 'De Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres'. Andreae Vesalii He was a brilliant Flemish anatomist, and physician, who was the author of 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica' What is the scientific revolution??? The scientific revolution was an advance in European politics, math, and science. It was a new way to build knowledge off of logic and evidence, instead of religious beliefs and opinions in the 16th and 17th century. It eventually grew around the world, and became our knowledge today. Ptolemaic/Geocentric Theory
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