Nicholaus Copernicus

Pre 1900

Discovery

Around 1514 Nicholas Copernicus published a book that suggested that the sun was the centre of the universe. He argued that a sphere moves in a circle. Since all planets are spheres there motions must be circular and therefore meaning they must spin around the sun.

About Nicholaus Copernicus

He was born in Torun,Boyol Prussia, Poland on the 19 of Feburary 1473 and died on the 24th of May 1543.

He majored in mathematics, astronomy, common law and medicine.