Image of Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

was born 549 years ago

19 February 1473

Copernicus was a Polish astronomer and mathematician whose theory that the Earth moved around the Sun profoundly altered later workers' view of the universe, but was rejected by the Catholic church.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Copernicus/