Nicolaus Copernicus

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Niklas Koppernigk
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1473-02-19
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Copernicus revolutionized astronomy and his theory had a profound effect on philosophical and religious thought.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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astronomer
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nicolaus copernicus questioned claudius ptolemy (Ptolemy)
nicolaus copernicus pupil was georg joachim rheticus (Georg Joachim Rheticus)
nicolaus copernicus work opposed by martin luther (Martin Luther)
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martin luther opposed publication of nicolaus copernicus (Martin Luther)
andreas osiander editor to nicolaus copernicus (Andreas Osiander)
johannes kepler follower of nicolaus copernicus (Johannes Kepler)
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He stated that the sun, not the earth, was the fixed point in the centre of the universe. (Details)
The earth was not fixed: it rotated daily round its own axis and made an annual revolution around the sun. (Details)
He also gave a new order of the planets, in which the planets were arranged at a distance from the stationary sun in the following order: Mercury, Venus, Earth with the Moon orbiting around it, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. (Details)
 

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First astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe
 

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1543-05-24
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