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Nicolas Copernicus. BY Mike P everelle & Sam Lampton. Life long journey. Birth February 19,1473 born in Poland He was sent to Krakow university to study math and optics

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nicolas copernicus

Nicolas Copernicus

BY Mike Peverelle & Sam Lampton

life long journey
Life long journey
  • Birth February 19,1473 born in Poland
  • He was sent to Krakow university to study math and optics
  • From the influence of his uncle he was appointed a canon in the cathedral of Frauenburg where he spent the rest of his life
  • Even though he was in the highest power circle he remained a student
  • To relax he painted and turned Greek poetry into latin
copernicus death
Copernicus death

Because Copernicus figured out heliocentric and was imprisoned. the king sentence him to death. The king had his slave put arsenic on every page in Copernicus bible. making the pages hard to flip. The king gave Copernicus the bible personally. Copernicus consumed the poison by mouth because he had licked his finger to swipe each page. Copernicus read two pages a day from his Bible and eventually he slipped into a coma. The king moved him to a hospital. Copernicus became conscious long enough to see that his book was published and after that peacefully passed away. May 24, 1543

famous work
Famous work
  • The rotation of the earth and other planet around the sun which was called the heliocentric theory.
  • before this they believed every thing went around the earth the pope didn’t want to believe the theory at first
  • After this discovery he was named father of modern astronomy
his impact
His impact
  • Copernicus made his impact on modern science.
  • Copernicus' epochal book, De revolutionibusorbiumcoelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), published just before his death in 1543, is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the scientific revolution.
  • It is often referred to as the Copernican Revolution.
  • Chemical Element 112 is named after him in his honor.
  • Among the great polymaths of the Renaissance, Copernicus was a mathematician, astronomer, jurist with a doctorate in law, physician, quadrilingual polyglot, classics scholar, translator, artist,[3] Catholic cleric, governor, diplomat and economist
  • Spoke 5 Languages –German,Polish, Italian, Greek,Latin and Italian with Fluency!