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Nicolau Copernicus

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Portrait from The Hundred Greatest Men

Portrait from The Hundred Greatest Men, published by D. Appleton & Company, 1885.

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Nicolau Copernicus has been called "the founder of modern astronomy." Although not the first scientist to propose that the Earth revolved around the sun, his bold return to the theory had significant and far-reaching effects in the evolution of scientific thought.

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