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Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543) was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically-based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.

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  • Cracow: In 1491 Copernicus enrolled at the Krak?w Academy (now Jagiellonian University), where he started studying astronomy
  • Ferrara: Received his doctorate in canon law (1503).
  • Torun: Was born and raised here, in a house on St. Anne's Street (now Copernicus Street)


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