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Throughout history there have been numerous revolutions worldwide From industrial revolutions to religious revolutions to scientific revolutions all of which have greatly advanced mankind The scientific revolution was perhaps the most important revolution of the sixteenth seventeenth and eighteenth centuries In each revolution there are many specific noteworthy people that are the base of the revolution who have contributed tremendously Of these Nicholas Copernicus Claudius Ptolemy Tycho Brahe Galileo Galilei Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton are quite possibly the most important minds of the scientific revolution These people all contributed in some way to help the scientific revolution evolve In European history the term Scientific Revolution refers to the period between Copernicus and Newton But the chronological period has varied dramatically over the last 50 years The broadest period acknowledged usually runs from Nicholas Copernicus 1473-1543 and his De Revolutionibus to Isaac Newton 1642-1727 Some historians have cut this back claiming that it properly extends only to the publication of Newtons Principia 1687 or to his Opticks 1704 or to Newtons death 1727 More radical proposals have suggested that the Scientific Revolution might apply to the so-called Enlightenment Newtonians thus extending to roughly 1750 Further some historians have cut back the earlier period Some have all but removed Copernicus from their chronological definition claiming that the Copernican Revolution virtually began and ended in 1610 with the work of Galileo and Kepler Historians have consistently disputed the presumed beginning and ending dates of the much-disputed Scientific Revolution The men who created the Scientific Revolution were convinced that they were participating in a major upheaval of human thought The philosophes of the Enlightenment were equally convinced They chose their heroes from the leaders of the Scientific Revolution and they looked upon the period as the crucial turning point in history when the first dawning of reason began to dispel the clouds of ignorance Some of the fundamental books in the history of science works that specialists in
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