Mathematician:Nicolaus Copernicus

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Mathematician

Polish mathematician and astronomer who modelled the universe with the Sun at the center, not the Earth.

His book De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) sparked a revolution in scientific thought.


Nationality

Polish


History

  • Born: 19 February 1473 in Toruń, Poland
  • Died: 24 May 1543 in Frauenburg (now Frombork), Poland


Philosophical Achievements

The heliocentric universe


Publications


Also known as

To every generation of English schoolboys: Copper Knickers.


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