Thinkers of the Scientific Revolution

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  • Jan 1, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Find out more about Copernicus!Copernicus (1473-1543) was a Polish astronomer that studied the Earth's movement (revolutions) in the universe. He orginally accepted the popular belief that the Earth was the center of the universe (egocentric). However, after a life full of research he ultimately was the first man to determine that all planets (including Earth) revolved around the Sun (heliocentic). (Craig 678).
  • Jan 1, 1576

    Tycho Brahe

    Tycho Brahe
    Learn more about Tycho Brahe!!Brahe was a Danish astronomer who spent most of his life trying to disprove Coperinus's theories. After observing the rotations of the universe, he came to believe that the Sun and Moon reloved around the Earth, but all other planets revolved around the Sun. Brahe is still to this day famous for his detailed tables of planetary observation. (Craig 679).
  • Francis Bacon

    Francis Bacon
    Want to learn more about Francis Bacon?? Click here!!Bacon was an Englishman known as "The father of empiricism and of experimentation." He is known for infusing an intellectual tone into science. Another one of his major accomplishments was encouraging people not to accept ancient views just becasue they were taught they was right; he challenged them to venture out and discover answers for themselves. (Craig 680).
  • Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler
    Find out more about Johannes Kepler!!
    Kepler (1571-1630) was a German astronomer who followed Copernicus's research. However, when Brahe passed away all of his charts were passed down to Kepler. Using Copernicus's theories and Brhae's charts Kepler was able to conclude that the sun was indeed the center of the universe, but in fact all of the planets followed an elliptical track. (Craig 679).
  • Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes
    Click here to learn more about Descartes!!Descartes (1596-1650) was a French philosopher best known for his work in the area of mathematics. He in fact invented analytical geometry. He devoted his life to linking science and mathematics in order to better understand the workings of the world. (Craig 683).
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    Click here to find out more about Galilei!!
    Galilei was an Italian scientist who is well known for his use of the telescope to observe the universe Through this he was able to disprove the Roman Catholic Church's view of the Heavens, which he was very criticize for. Galilei is well known for introducing mathematical formulas to explain scientific occurances. (Craig 680).
  • Issac Newton

    Issac Newton
    Learn more about Newton and his gravity here!!Newton was an Englishman who established a basis of physics that was used for the next two plus centuries. He is credited for his mathematical understanding of gravity and interia. Newton is probably best know for his Laws of Gravity. (Craig 682)-
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    Fill up your slate by reading more about John Locke!!Locke is well known for changing the thought process og European and Americans. He hypthesized that a person is born with a 'blank slate' (no knowlegde) and fills up this slate as they venture out and explore the world. He encouraged people to take charge of their own destinies! (Craig 684).
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    Thinkers of the Scientific Revolution