19/02/1473 Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is born
Copernicus - Mini Biography
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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