The man, who moved the Earth, held the Sun and the heavens
BIOGRAPHY <ul><li>Nicolaus Copernicus is an all-round Renaissance man –an astronomer , a mathematician, a doctor and a clergymen. </li></ul>
Copernicus was born in the city of Torun on 19th February 1473. He was the youngest of four children in a wealthy family . Unfortunately, when he was ten, his father died.
<ul><li>From 1491 to 1495 Copernicus studied astronomy and philosophy at the University of Krakow. </li></ul><ul><li>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ </li></ul>
Later he undertook an astronomy course in Bologna, Italy. He accomplished his education in Padua where he studied medicine and canonic law.
<ul><li>Copernicus is the first scientist, who presented </li></ul>The Heliocentric system.
<ul><li>According to his theory the Sun is in the centre of the Universe, and the other planets are circling in orbits around it. </li></ul>"ON THE REVOLUTIONS OF CELESTIAL SPHERES"
Copernicus devoted two chapters in his famous book to trigonometry, which was a still unknown science in the 16 th century.
The Catholic Church condemned and banned De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium . G. Bruno, J. K epler and Galileo were among the scientific supporters and defenders of the theory .
The great scientist is said to have constructed the water supply installations in Formbork and other Prussian towns.
<ul><li>Т he monument of Copernicus in Torun. The granite postament bears the inscription "Torunets Nicolaus Copernicus, moved the earth, held the Sun and the heavens“. </li></ul>
SOMETHING INTERESTING about COPERNICUS AND. . . <ul><li>People used to eat dark bread at that time. When someone dropped his piece on the ground he wouldn’t be able to see the grime stuck to it. Copernicus used a thin layer of butter over the bread as a means to stop the spreading disease. </li></ul>
The University of Torun was founded in 1945.It is named after Nicolaus Copernicus
In Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Copernicus is the target of a conspiracy constructed to defame his revolutionary theory. Ezio must help the Polish thinker with courier, escort, and assassination missions