Scientific Revolution Scientists

  • Jan 15, 1514


    [1473 – 1543] Copernicus confirmed that the earth was not in the center of the earth. He wrote a manuscript describing his take on the heliocentric hypothesis. He dedicated the work to Pope Paul III.
  • Jan 20, 1542

    Leonard Fuchs

    Leonard Fuchs
    Leonard Fuchs was known for his botany discoveries. He wrote a book called "De historia stirpium commentarii". The fuschia plant is named after him.
  • Andreas Vesalius

    Andreas Vesalius
    [1514-1564] Vesalius liked to dissect parts of the human body. He disproved the belief that men had one less rib than women. He claimed that the heart is not really a muscle because its actions are involuntary.
  • Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler
    (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) Kepler was known for providing the groundwork for Newton's laws. His work called the Astronomia Nova meaning new astronomy, lanched the scientific revolution. Kepler's work influenced Newton.
  • Galileo

    [1564-1642] Galileo perfected the first telescope. He discovered the planet's moons using the telescope. Galileo was also the first to observe sunspots.
  • Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton
    [1643-1727] Newton discovered how light works. He observed that color was not generated, that it interacted with light. This is called Newton's theory of color.