Biographical Sketch of Nicholas Copernicus
Nicholas Copernicus (Nikolaus Kopernikus) – Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe.
Born in Prussia, 1473-1543
Founder of Modern Astronomy
“The mechanisms of the universe, wrought for us by a supremely good and orderly Creator… the system best and most orderly artist of all framed for our sake.”