1473, Feb 191503-15431543, May 24
a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe. The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution.
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03/09/1497-Nicolaus Copernicus' first recorded astronomical observation 
07/27/1501-Nicolaus Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral 
04/26/1514-Nicolaus Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn 
05/24/1543-Nicolaus Copernicus dies
03/05/1616-Nicolaus Copernicus' de Revolutionibus placed on Catholic Forbidden index 
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Paolo Antonio Foscarini
...Roman Inquisition in 1616 along with the writings of Nicolaus Copernicus. Paolo Foscarini was born in Montalto in Calabria,...
Guarino Guarini
...Philosophica defending the geocentric universe against Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei. He also designed a large...
Immanuel Kant
...effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy, akin to Nicolaus Copernicus' reversal of the age-old belief that the sun...
Samuel Molyneux
...first definite evidence that the earth moved and that Nicolaus Copernicus and Kepler were correct. In addition to his astronomical...
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Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe. All this is suggested by the systematic procession of events and the harmony of the whole Universe, if only we face the facts, as they say, 'with both eyes open'.
If there should chance to be any mathematicians who, ignorant in mathematics yet pretending to skill in that science, should dare, upon the authority of some passage of Scripture wrested to their purpose, to condemn and censure my hypothesis, I value them not, and scorn their inconsiderate judgement.
Mathematics is written for mathematicians
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