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Nicolaus Copernicus(/koʊˈpɜrnɪkəs, kə-/; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik ; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543)was a #Renaissance #mathematician
who formulated a model of the #universe
that placed the #Sun
rather than the #Earth
at the center of the universe. The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in the history of science, triggering the #CopernicanRevolution
and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution.
was born and died in Royal Prussia, a region that had been a part of the Kingdom of #Poland
since 1466. He was a polyglot and polymath who obtained a doctorate in canon law and also practiced as a #physician
, classics scholar, translator, governor, diplomat, and economist. In 1517 he derived a quantity theory of money – a key concept in economics – and in 1519 he formulated a version of what later became known as Gresham's law.
(1473–1543) was a #mathematician
who proposed that the sun was stationary in the center of the universe and the earth revolved around it. Disturbed by the failure of Ptolemy's geocentric model of the universe to follow Aristotle's requirement for the uniform circular motion of all celestial bodies and determined to eliminate Ptolemy's equant, an imaginary point around which the bodies seemed to follow that requirement, Copernicus decided that he could achieve his goal only through a #heliocentric
model. He thereby created a concept of a universe in which the distances of the #planets
from the sun bore a direct relationship to the size of their #orbits
. At the time Copernicus' heliocentric idea was very controversial; nevertheless, it was the start of a change in the way the world was viewed, and Copernicus came to be seen as the initiator of the Scientific Revolution.
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