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Updated: 1/7/2020
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  • I'm Nicolaus Copernicus. I was born in Torun, Poland. I lived from 1473-1543.
  • After my father died, my uncle provided me with good education and I attended Poland's University of Krakow.
  • After Krakow, I went to Italy and studied medicine. After staying with an astronomy teacher, I became fascinated with astronomy.
  • While in Italy, my creative mind and brave questions led to some good scientific work.
  • Since I did well with math and observations, I studied the motions of stars and planets I discovered earth and other planets revolve around the sun, and that the earth spins on it's axis. I created the book On the Revolutions of Celestial Spheres. Even though the Pope had once banned my book after my death, I influenced key scientist and my theory was eventually proven correct.
  • My observations reflected on the Renaissance and influenced people to not just believe what they are told by the church and to incorporate science.
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