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19/02/1473 Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is born

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Copernicus - Mini Biography

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Nicolaus Copernicus Documentary

He formulated a cosmological model that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe. The publication of the model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), triggered the Scientific Revolution. Same model was, however, invented by Aristarchus of Samos eighteen centuries earlier.
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