Unformatted text preview: fit that fact. Copernicus’s only real disciple: Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514–74) of Wittenberg in Germany. Rheticus went to study with Copernicus, and in 1540 published brief Narratio Prima to test response to Copernicus’s ideas. Rheticus then persuaded Copernicus to let full De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (1543 ) be published; appeared just as Copernicus was dying. Rheticus had left Lutheran theologian Andreas Osiander to see Copernicus’s manuscript through the press at Nuremberg. Osiander added an unsigned preface , saying De Revolutionibus should not be taken as physically true. For next 60 years, many astronomers used Copernicus’s book for calculations without accepting motion of Earth....
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course HIS 322 taught by Professor Hunt during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.
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