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The Scientific Revolution

  • Jan 11, 1500

    Giordano Bruno 1548-1600

    Giordano Bruno 1548-1600
    Was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and astronomeran early Copernican, albeit philosophical and religious rather than technical, Bruno also argued form an infinite universe and a plurality of worlds. He was burned at the stake in Rome for his heretical opinions.
  • Period: Jan 11, 1500 to

    Scientific Revolution

  • Jan 11, 1564

    Galileo Galilei 15 February 1564 - 8 January 1642

    Galileo Galilei 15 February 1564 - 8 January 1642
    Designed telescope that magnified to 30x. Saw that moon had mountainous regions like that of the earth, Galileo thought that both were composed of similar material. Also got information that posed challenges to the Catholic Church-backed Ptolemaic System. Wrote Dialogues on the Two Chief Systems of the World (1632).
  • London Merchant Sir Thomas Grecham

    London Merchant Sir Thomas Grecham
    Founded Gresham College and was designed to provide public lectures on a variety of subjects from astronomy and geometry to concerns in medicine. By one tradition, Gresham College was a key gathering place for the core group that founded the Royal Society of London.
  • Simon Marius

    Simon Marius
    January 10, 1573 – December 26, 1624) was a German astronomer. He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, but he spent most of his life in the city of Ansbach.
    In 1614 Marius published his work Mundus Iovialis describing the planet Jupiter and its moons.
  • Isaac Newton 4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727

    Isaac Newton 4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727
    1642-1727 He put the works of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo together and tried to solve the dilemma. He worked for almost 20 years before he published his findings in Principia in the year 1687. After the apple hit him across the head, he came up with gravity.
  • Blaise Pascal 1623-1662

    Blaise Pascal 1623-1662
    French mathematician, theologian, physicist and man-of-letters, Blaise Pascal, was born June 19 at Clermont-Ferrand, the son of the local president of the court of exchequer. He gave perhaps the greatest expression to the uncertainties generated by the Scientific Revolution
  • Christiaan Huygens

    Christiaan Huygens
    Published yet another study of the pendulum clock, the brilliant and mature essay, Horologium oscillatoriumThe oscillation of pendula.
    14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695 was a prominent Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist, horologist, and writer of early science fiction.
  • The Ashmolean Museum

    The Ashmolean Museum
    Is established as the first public museum in England, its founder, Elias Ashmole (1617-1692) supplies his collections and library.
    Is now the oldest public museum in Britain, and the 1st purpose-built public museum in the world. The events which led to its establishment began in 1677, when a cabinet of curiosities was donated to the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole.
  • Giovanni Domenico Cassini June 8, 1625 – September 14, 1712

    Giovanni Domenico Cassini June 8, 1625 – September 14, 1712
    Was an Italian/French mathematician, astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini, also known as Giandomenico Cassini or Jean-Dominique Cassini, was born in Perinaldo, near Sanremo, at that time in the Republic of Genova.
    Published his first paper which supplies forms of notation for the calculus of infinitesimals.
  • Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz July 1, 1646 - November 14, 1716

     Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz July 1, 1646 - November 14, 1716
    Gottfried Wilhelm was a German mathematician and philosopher. He wrote primarily in Latin and French.
    Sent objections to Newton's philosophy to the Princess of Wales which sparks controversy between Leibniz and Samuel Clarke, Newton's representative, on the issue of God's relation to a mechanical universe