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    Nicolas Copernicus Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543 Physics February 8, 2000 Nicolas Copernicus Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543 Copernicus was born in Poland in 1473, he started his education at Cracow University. There he studied mathematics and optics. From here he went to Italy, where he was appointed as a canon in the cathedral of Frauenburg, where he spent a comfortable academic life studding. Copernicus had some small hobbies while at the cathedral, he painted, and frequently translated Greek poetry

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    Copernicus has been named one of the most influential people this millennia by Time Magazine; in part for his movements in though during the scientific revolution; creating a basis for modern astronomy and challenging the Church (of the 15th century) to lead the way to a reform in thinking. He did so by disproving (mathematically) a theory of the heavens that had existed for almost 14 centuries, established by a man named Charles Ptolemy in 250 AD. Copernicus revolutionized astronomy by creating

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    Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19th 1473 in Thorn, Poland (now known as Torun) to a merchant father who was also a local official. At the age of ten, Copernicus’ father died and he was sent to live with his uncle who at the time was a priest. In 1491, at the age of 18, Copernicus went to Krakow Academy as a pupil. In 1496, Copernicus then travelled to Italy and studied law at the University of Bologna. During his time at the University of Bologna, Copernicus lived with Domenico Maria de

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    Nicolaus Copernicus His Life: Throughout history people have always looked up at the sky and wondered about the universe. Some just wonder while others attempt to solve this mystery. One of the people who had endeavored to solve it was Nicolaus Copernicus. Copernicus was born in the present day town of Torun, Poland in February of 1473. While still a young boy, Copernicus was put in custody of his uncle when his father died. His uncle made sure that his nephew got the best education they could

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    Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus, who lived from 1473 until 1543, is known for his idea that the sun is motionless at the center of the universe and that the earth and other planets all revolve around it. This Polish astronomer revolutionized beliefs involving the universe, making his thoughts controversial in his time, but common knowledge in our own (Westman). Before the time of Copernicus, people had extremely different views of the universe. A Greek astronomer named Ptolemy had his own

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    Nicholaus Copernicus How was the modern model of the solar system formed? Many of its elements come from Nicholaus Copernicus’ heliocentric theory. Summarized briefly, the heliocentric model of the solar system portrays the sun as the center of the solar system with the planets revolving around it. This is contrary to the older and more primitive geocentric model which portrays the Earth as the center of the solar system instead. Nicholaus Copernicus’ theory regarding the movement of the planets

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    Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473 in Torun, Poland. When Copernicus was ten, his father died and his uncle, Bishop of Varmia Lucas Watzenrode, took him and his siblings in. He attended quite a few universities in his life some were University of Cracow, University of Bologna, University of Padua, and University of Ferrara. In 1494 he took a canon’s position at Frombork’s cathedral, which he held for the rest of his life. With the help of that position it afforded him the opportunity

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    Nicolaus Copernicus Sydney Lew #10339 Science 8 Period 2 Mr. Arthur 13 May, 2013 Nicolaus Copernicus revolutionized science for many years to come. Astronomer Copernicus first hypothesized that the Sun, not the Earth, was in the center of the universe without even using a telescope. This was considered a crazy idea because at this time Ptolemy’s theory, in which the Earth was the center of the solar system, which was almost universally accepted. Copernicus studied his astronomy

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    Nicolaus Copernicus The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were known as the Scientific Revolution. During these centuries, science was starting to answer many questions about the earth. Scientists all around the world were making their assumptions on how the universe worked. Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer that also had a theory. The Copernican Theory changed many views and had a great effect on society. Copernicus lived his life in Poland. When he was nineteen, he decided to

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    Nicolaus Copernicus Have you ever wondered who discovered that the sun is the center of our universe? If so, the answer is Nicolai Copernicus. This man was a well-respected as well as well educated man. He explored many different subjects including mathematics, medicine, canon law, and his favorite astronomy. The Earth-centered universe of Aristotle and Ptolemy were Western thinking for almost 2000 years until the 16th century when Copernicus proposed his theory. Copernicus was born on February

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