Copernicus, Nicolaus


Copernicus, Nicolaus
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Latinized form of Niclas Kopernik, the name of the founder of the heliocentric planetary theory; born at Torun (Thorn), 19 February, 1473, died at Frauenburg, 24 May, 1543

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