Nicolaus Copernicus

By: Paola Bustamante

Nicolaus Copernicus biography

Nicolaus was born 1473 in Torun, Poland. When his father passed away he was raised by his mother's brother. He was an astronomer and mathematician. Nicolaus is one of the first astronomers to consider the idea of a heliocentric solar system, which proposed that the sun was in the center of the solar system and the planets revolved around it. Contrary to what they believed during that time which was that the earth was the center of the universe. He also wrote a manuscript explaining his theory, sometime before which soon the word spread all throughout europe. He died in the year 1543 because of a stroke.

-http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/copernicus.shtml

-http://www.famousscientists.org/nicolaus-copernicus/

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Interesting Facts

  • Nicolaus was straight
  • He was not only a mathematician and astronomer but also a physician, translator, economist, artist and diplomat.
  • Some people see him as "the father of astronomy"
  • he never got married nor had children
  • He could speak latin, polish, german, italian, and greek.

-https://sites.google.com/site/nicolauscopernicus12/interesting-facts

-http://copernicusastronomer.weebly.com/fun-facts.html