What was Copernicus' contribution?


Nicolaus Copernicus was an astronomer that lived from 1473 to 1543. His greatest contribution to science and astronomy was probably his promotion of the concept that the earth was not actually the center of the universe. He theorized that the sun was the center of the universe, which although not completely accurate, left room for the idea that the earth actually orbited around the sun rather than vice versa.
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He placed the Sun at the center of what is now called the Solar System instead of the Earth.
Copernicus was an astronomer who was a proponent of the view of an
In my mind, Copernicus' greatest contributions to the Renaissance was the transformative idea that the Earth revolves around the sun. The basic premise of the Renaissance was to
He proved that not ALL astrologers are drooling morons. So far, though, he is the only one that isn't.
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Nicolas Copernicus
Nicolas Copernicus was born into a well-to-do family, and after his father died in 1483 he was put under the guardianship of his uncle, a bishop of Warmia (Poland). He went to university in Krakow and spent a decade in Italy, studying law and mathematics.... More »
Name at Birth: Niclas Kopernik
Born: February 19, 1473, Torun, Poland
Died: May 24, 1543
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Nicolaus Copernicus is considered as the father of modern astronomy because he championed an heliocentric theory that was breaking away from the Aristotelian theories ...
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