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Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Name: Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Born: 02/19/1473
  • Died: 05/24/1543 (70 years old)
  • Known for: Heliocentrism, Quantity theory of money, Gresham–Copernicus law

Nicolaus Copernicus (/kˈpɜːrnɪkəs, kə-/; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Niklas Koppernigk; 19 February 1473– 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at the center of the universe, in all likelihood independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier.

School: University of Kraków (1491–94), University of Bologna (1496–1500), University of Padua (1501–03), University of Ferrara (1503)

Birth Place: Toruń (Thorn), Royal Prussia,, Kingdom of Poland

Death Place: Frombork (Frauenburg),, Prince-Bishopric of Warmia,, Royal Prussia, Kingdom of, Poland

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