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Nicolaus Copernicus Death Anniversary

Nicolaus Copernicus Death Anniversary - 24 May 1543

Nicolaus Copernicus died on 24 May, 1543

Mathematician and astronomer of Polish-German origin whose book On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres (original title De revolutionibus orbium coelestium) proposed a model for the universe radically different from the thinking of that day by placing the Sun rather than the Earth at the center. The book was published just before his death and led to the Copernican Revolution.

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