Nicolaus Copernicus Biography

Nicolaus Copernicus Biography

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, born February 19, 1473, theorized that the sun, not Earth, was the center of the Solar System.


from CloudBiography

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Copernicus is most well-known for his theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. (0:17)

  • 2

    In 1495 he went to Italy to study law at the behest of his uncle. (0:39)

  • 3

    Published in 1543, Copernicus's "On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres" can be seen as the beginnings of modern astronomy. (0:56)

See all





Get smarter every day! Like us on Facebook.
You'll get the most interesting and engaging topics in your feed, straight from our team of experts.