COPERNICUS: Dedication of the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies to Pope Paul III - FULL AudioBook
Nicolaus Copernicus: Dedication of the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies to Pope Paul III - FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books
Nicolaus Copernicus (Polish: About this sound Miko?aj Kopernik (help·info); German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Italian: Nicolò Copernico; 19 February 1473 -- 24 May 1543) was a Polish Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a comprehensive heliocentric model which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center of the universe.
The publication of Copernicus' epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, is considered a major event in the history of science. It began the Copernican Revolution and contributed importantly to the rise of the ensuing Scientific Revolution. Copernicus' heliocentric theory placed the Sun at the center of the solar system and described that system's mechanics in mathematical rather than Aristotelian terms.
One of the great polymaths of the Renaissance, Copernicus was a mathematician, astronomer, jurist with a doctorate in law, physician, quadrilingual polyglot, classics scholar, translator, artist, Catholic priest, governor, diplomat and economist. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)
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Dedication of the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies to Pope Paul III by Nicolaus
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