Nicolaus Copernicus born Mikolaj Kopernik was a Polish astronomer and mathematician who was a proponent of the view of an Earth in daily motion about its axis and in yearly motion around a stationary sun. This theory profoundly altered later workers’ view of the universe, but was rejected by the Catholic church.
- Age:Died at 70 (1473-1543)
- Birthplace:Torun, Poland,
- Profession:Mathematician, Astronomer