Nicolaus Copernicus

by: Alexis ayala

Known For

  • Being a very smart person
  • A Mathematician,Scientist, and Astronomer
  • Proving that the earth wasn't in the middle of the universe
  • Being wealthy
  • For moving the SUN!

Birth

  • February 19, 1473

  • Born in the city of Thorn in the province of Royal Prussia, in the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland.

  • Nicolaus Copernicus Sr., Barbara Watzenrode

Education

  • University of Padua (1501–1503), More

  • In 1491, he went to Krakow Academy

  • While attending the University of Bologna, he lived and worked with astronomy professor Domenico Maria de Novara, doing research and helping him make observations of the heavens.

  • Copernicus is postulated to have spoken Latin and German with equal fluency. He also spoke Polish, Greek and Italian.

Death

  • Around 1514, he shared his findings in the Commentariolus. His second book on the topic, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, was banned by the Roman Catholic Church not long after his May 24, 1543 death in Frauenburg, Poland.