Mikołaj Kopernik

Nicolaus Copernicus (German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Italian: Nicolò Copernico; English: Nicolaus Copernicus ;   19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.

Born

19 February 1473
Toruń (Thorn), Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland

Died

24 May 1543 (aged 70)
Frombork (Frauenburg), Prince-Bishopric of Warmia, Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland

Fields

Mathematics, astronomy, canon law, medicine, economics

Alma mater     

Kraków University, Bologna University, University of Padua, University of Ferrara

Known for     

Heliocentrism, the Copernicus Law

 

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