Person: Copernicus, Nicolaus


Copernicus was a Polish astronomer and mathematician whose theory that the Earth moved around the Sun profoundly altered later workers' view of the universe, but was rejected by the Catholic church.

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

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Analysis, Ancient Arab, Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Geography, Geometry, Origin Poland, Physics

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