Muzeum Mikołaja Kopernika.  (Nicholas Copernicus' home),  Torun, Poland     (author Stephen McCluskey)

Muzeum Mikołaja Kopernika. (Nicholas Copernicus' home), Torun, Poland (author Stephen McCluskey)

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Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus, Staszic Palace, ul. Nowy Świat, Warsaw, Poland
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Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.[2]

Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.[2]

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Nicolaus Copernicus monument in Kraków Nicolaus Copernicus (born -1473 in Torun, Poland) was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center.

Nicolaus Copernicus monument in Kraków Nicolaus Copernicus (born -1473 in Torun, Poland) was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center.

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Copernicus  USA, 1973, design by Alvin Eisenman. Nicolaus Copernicus (19 Feb 1473–24 May 1543), Prussian/Polish Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center. The publication of his book, On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, just before his death in 1543, began the Copernican Revolution and contributed importantly to the scientific revolution.

Copernicus USA, 1973, design by Alvin Eisenman. Nicolaus Copernicus (19 Feb 1473–24 May 1543), Prussian/Polish Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center. The publication of his book, On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, just before his death in 1543, began the Copernican Revolution and contributed importantly to the scientific revolution.

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1616 – Nicolaus Copernicus's book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the Catholic Church,   Nicolaus #Copernicus of biography

1616 – Nicolaus Copernicus's book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the Catholic Church, Nicolaus #Copernicus of biography

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Copernicus broke open the medieval idea of an enclosed, Earth-centered universe.  He set the stage for all of modern astronomy.

Copernicus broke open the medieval idea of an enclosed, Earth-centered universe. He set the stage for all of modern astronomy.

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