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


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