Nicolaus Copernicus Bio & Wiki

Nicolaus Copernicus

Full Name: Nicolaus Copernicus
Birth Date:
February 19, 1473
Birth Place:
Torun, Poland
Died: May 24, 1543
Place of Death: Frombork, Poland
University of Cracow
Spouse (s):
Not Known
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Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Nicolaus Copernicus is a great polish astronomer who delivered the revolutionary idea of the universe that “the earth and other planets revolved around the sun”. The talented scientist developed his own theory about the heliocentric planetary system. Copernicus joined politics and became a magistrate of the city. He comes to the timeline when released the book ‘Commentariolus’ in 1514.

Nicolaus Copernicus Early Life:

Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473, in Torun Town Hall, Poland to Nicolaus Copernicus Sr. and Barbara Watzenrode. His father was a well-established copper merchant in Torun. Nicolaus’s first language was German but he could speak some Polish as well.

His father passed away during the mid-1480 and his maternal uncle Lucas Watzenrode Bishop of Varmia assumed a paternal role absence of his father. Taking responsibility, the Bishop ensured the best possible education for the scientist. Nicolaus Copernicus enrolled at the University of Cracow and studied painting and mathematics. He was so much interested in the function of the cosmos and started collecting books on the topic.

Nicolaus Copernicus Career:

Nicolaus Copernicus is considered one of the greatest astronomers of the world who first gave the theory of the Heliocentric Solar System. The theory of the scientist is that “earth and other planets revolved around the sun” but the theory didn’t accept by the Roman Catholic Church and was banned eventually forcing him to follow the previous theory of the solar system. Later his student Giordano Bruno was murdered and burned in the fire as he circulated the teacher’s theory.


Nicolaus Copernicus died on May 24, 1543, in Frombork, Poland. It is known that during the time of death there is a newly published famous book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium in his hand. Suffering a recent stroke, he went into a coma. After returning from the coma, he died tranquility seizing his favorite book.

Fields: Astronomy, Canon law, Economics, Mathematics, Medicine Politics
Known for:
Heliocentrism, Copernicus’ Law, Copernican principle

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