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Nicolaus Copernicus’ Theory of Heliocentricity, 1533

Nicolaus_Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus (February 19, 1473 – May 24, 1543) was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology.

In 1533 Copernicus presented his hypothesis of heliocentricity to Pope Clement VII.

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