Nicolaus Copernicus

Astronomer

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Background

When Nicolaus Copernicus was 10, his father died and his Uncle, a Bishop and Prince, took him in as his own. Copernicus went to the University of Krakow in 1494. In 1496, he went to Italy to study law, medicine, and religion for 10 years. Then after he finished school, he worked on a theory on how the world works (Heliocentric or Geocentric). He presented a Manuscript in 1533 on this topic.

Achivements

1496-1506

Studies law, medicine, religion , and astronomy.

1510-1514

Manuscript in witch he theorizes that the Sun is at the center of the universe.

1533

Presents manuscript.

1543

Publishes heliocentric theories in his book "On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres" and passes away the same year.