Renaissance Astronomy, Copernicus

Renaissance Astronomy, Copernicus - RENAISSANCE ASTRONOMY...

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RENAISSANCE ASTRONOMY COPERNICUS NICOLAUS COPERNICUS (1473-1543) BORN TO A WEALTHY FAMILY IN TORUN, POLAND HIS FATHER DIED WHEN HE WAS IN HIS EARLY TEENS - HIS UNCLE, BISHOP OF VARMIA, SAW TO HIS EDUCATION WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CRACOW IN 1491 TO STUDY ASTRONOMY AND ASTROLOGY ELECTED CANON OF THE CATHEDRAL AT
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COPERNICUS’ TALENTS ASTRONOMER/ASTROLOGER PHILOSOPHER MATHEMATICIAN THEOLOGIAN MEDICAL DOCTOR LAWYER POET POLITICIAN
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COPERNICUS CONTINUED HE BECAME REKNOWNED AS A MATHEMETICIAN – AS EARLY AS 1500 HE LECTURED TO LARGE AUDIENCES SHORTLY AFTER 1503 WHEN HE RETURNED TO POLAND HE WROTE COMMENTARIOLUS (LITTLE COMMENTARY ) IN WHICH HE SET OUT THE POSTULATES OF A SUN- CENTERED COSMOLOGY. IN 1514 THE LATERAN COUNCIL
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RHETICUS PUBLISHED NARRATIO PRIMA (FIRST REPORT ON THE BOOKS OF REVOLUTION) IN 1540 IN IT WE SEE THE FIRST DESCRIPTION OF COPERNICUS’ HELIOCENTRIC THEORY. RHETICUS, AS ALMOST ALL OTHER
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