scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 475
Nicholas Copernicus Nicholas Copernicus is often considered one of the founders of modern astronomy His discoverys led him to the conclusion that the Earth rotates on its axis and that it like all the other planets revolves around the sun His discoverys influenced those scientists and astrologers thatcame after him such as Galileo Newton and Kepler Nicholas Copernicus was born on February 19 1473 in Thorn Poland His maternal uncle raised him after his fathers death This enabled him to attend the university of Krakow where he studied Mathematics and Optics He later attended the university at Bologna where he studied liberal arts and the university at Padua where he studied medicine and at the university at Ferrari where he studied canon law Through his uncles reputation and influence he was elected a canon at the cathedral in Frauenberg Poland where he continued his studies of the stars and the heavens quietly on his own time Nicholass Most famed work De revolutionibus orbium coelestium On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres opposed the beliefs of the catholic church and completely countered the Ptolemaic theory and the works of Aristotle the beliefs that the Earth was the center of the Universe and that everything revolved around it The latter required a complex combination of cycles upon cycles akin to the meshing of larger and smaller gears think of the interior of a watch to account for these motions Copernicuss theory proposed that a rotating Earth along with the other planets around a stationary Sun accounted for these phenomena but in a simpler way De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is based on varius aspects by the Pythagoreans and the Aristarchus of Samos and also by the Muslim astronomer Ibn al-Shatir It includes both radical and conservative elements such as the fact that he held every part of the Aristotelian physics of motion It also clung to
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA