28th May 2024

Astronomer who died immediately after the publication of his revolutionary theory

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Nicolaus Copernicus died immediately after the publication of his book De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres). Nicolaus Copernicus is known to propose the heliocentric theory of the Universe as opposed to the then prevalent Ptolemaic geocentric theory. He probably started writing about the theory in 1514, but it got published in its complete form only in 1543. He died in the same year.

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