Scientific Revolution

  • Period: Jan 1, 1473 to


  • Feb 19, 1473

    Nicolaus Copernicus born

    he was the first astronomer to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. he discovered that the earth turned on its own axis. his findings were rejected by the Catholic church
  • Dec 27, 1572


    was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution. He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy. They also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation.
  • Apr 1, 1578

    william harvey

    was an English physician who was the first to describe correctly and in exact detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped around the body by the heart.
  • anton von leeuwenhoek

    He is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and considered to be the first microbiologist. He is best known for his work on the improvement of the microscope and for his contributions towards the establishment of microbiology. Using his handcrafted microscopes he was the first to observe and describe single celled organisms, which he originally referred to as animalcules, and which we now refer to as microorganisms. He was also the first to record microscopic observations of muscle fib
  • Galileo

    was the first to use a refracting telescope to make important astronomical discoveries. also discoverd the scientific method. “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same god who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
  • newton

    was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian who is considered by many scholars and members of the general public to be one of the most influential men in human history. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. Newton showed that the motions of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same th