A Polish scholar who, in 1543, first produced a workable model of the solar system that had the sun at the center. His model eventually took the place of the Ptolemaic universe and provided the foundation for modern astronomy.
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A Polish cleric and scholar of the sixteenth century. In 1543, Copernicus produced the first workable model of the sun and planets that had the sun at the center. (See Galileo, Ptolemaic universe, and solar system.)
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Let us suppose that any one denying the theory of Laplace or the theory of Copernicus would be reviled as an "Infidel."God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Seven years after the death of Copernicus, was born that strange mortal, Giordano Bruno.
When the old Ptolemaic system was exploded by Copernicus, the vaunted wisdom of men proclaimed that the Bible also was exploded.
Even Copernicus studied astronomy and medicine side by side and this combination of studies was not at all infrequent.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
Prince Nicolaus had sent urgently for him, as he desired to have his household and chapel music set in order.Haydn|John F. Runciman