Nicolaus Copernicus Timeline

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  • 1453
    De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) by Nicolaus Copernicus is published.
  • 1473 - 1543
    Life of the Polish astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus.
  • 19 Feb 1473
    The Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is born in ToruĊ„, Poland (then Prussia)
  • c. 1483
    Nicolaus Copernicus is adopted by his uncle Lucas Watzelrode.
  • 1503
    Nicolaus Copernicus receives a doctorate in canon law from the University of Ferrara.
  • 1506
    Nicolaus Copernicus works as a canon in the bishopric of Frombork.
  • c. 1514
    The astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus first formulates his heliocentric theory of the solar system.
  • 1543
    Nicolaus Copernicus publishes his heliocentric world view.
  • 24 May 1543
    The astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus dies in Frombork, Poland.
  • 1616
    The Catholic Church lists De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) by Nicolaus Copernicus as a forbidden book.