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1548, Jan 11600, Feb 17
an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological theorist. He is remembered for his cosmological theories, which conceptually extended the then novel Copernican model. He proposed that the stars were just distant suns surrounded by their own exoplanets and raised the possibility that these planets could even foster life of their own (a philosophical position known as cosmic pluralism). He also insisted that the universe is in fact infinite and could have no celestial body at its "center".
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01/27/1593-Vatican opens seven year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno, accused among other things, of believing in the existence of a plurality of worlds
02/08/1600-Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death 
02/17/1600-Giordano Bruno is burned at the stake for his heretical views on the plurality of worlds
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