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about his life and his theory very well organized Nicolaus Copernicus His Life Throughout history people have always looked up at the sky and wondered about the universe Some just wonder while others attempt to solve this mystery One of the people who had endeavored to solve it was Nicolaus Copernicus Copernicus was born in the present day town of Torun Poland in February of 1473 While still a young boy Copernicus was put in custody of his uncle when his father died His uncle made sure that his nephew got the best education they could obtain This is how Copernicus was able to enter the University of Krakow which was well known for its mathematics and astronomy programs After finishing in Krakow he was inspired to further his education by going to the University of Bologna in Italy While there he roomed with Domenico Maria de Novara the mathematics professor In 1500 Copernicus lectured in Rome and in the next year obtained permission to study medicine at Padua Before returning to Poland he received a doctorate in canon law from the University of Ferrara Copernicus lived with his uncle in his bishopric palace While he stayed there he published his first book which was a translation of letters written by the 7th century writer Theophylactus of Simocatta After that he wrote an astronomical discourse that laid the foundation of his heliocentric theory the theory that the sun is the center of our solar system However it was 400 years before it was published After leaving his uncle he wrote a treatise on money and began the work for which he is most famous On the Revolution of the Celestial Spheres which took him almost 15 years to write It is ironic that what he
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