Nicolaus Copernicus Sibleen Abdallah

Background

Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473 in Torun, Poland but ORIGINATED from Germany. He lived duRing the time period of the rENAISSANCE

Summary of ideas

Copernicus studied astronomy and DEVELOPED a new celestial model, the Heliocentric Solar System. The heliocentric solor system is when the eaRth and other PLANETs REVOLVE AROUND the sun. He put the sun in the center of the universe and everything else orbits around it. He feared the he would be PROSECUTED becAuse his ideas went AGAINST the church. But in the last year of his life He published many books to prove his theory

1473-1543

Imapct on society and challenging traditional beliefs

Before his ideas, people thought that the earth was the center of the universe. But Copernicus thought that the sun was the center. He didn't share his ideas because he knew that he is going to be proscuted by the church if he did. But on his death bed he finally published his books. People at first didn't believe in him, but centuries later, scientists started to accept his ideas and continue to work on it. In today's world all of our discovies in sapce are possoble because we use the Basis of Copernicus's ideas.

Founder of the heliocentric ideas

To know that we know what we know, and to known ow that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

It means that a wise person should know the difference of what the know and what the do not know.

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