The Scientific Revolution

  • Feb 19, 1473

    Copernicus born

    copernicus was a Polish astronomer and mathematician who was a proponent of the view of an Earth in daily motion about its axis and in yearly motion around a stationary sun. This theory profoundly altered later workers' view of the universe, but was rejected by the Catholic church.
  • Period: Feb 19, 1473 to

    The scientific Revolution

    Scientific Revolution was the time when new ideas in physics,astronomy, biology were created.
  • Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo born

    Galileo was famous for inventing the thermometer, and for perfecting the telescope.He used this to prove that the earth moves round the sun.It was this conflict with the teachings of the Church that was to eventually bring Galileo to the attention of the Inquisition.
  • May 16, 1571

    Johannes Kepler born

    johannes Kepler was a German mathematician and astronomer who discovered that the Earth and planets travel about the sun in elliptical orbits. He gave three fundamental laws of planetary motion. He also did important work in optics and geometry.
  • Brahe dies.

    Tycho Brahe was well known as an astronomer & alchemist.
    He designed his own model of the universe known as the Tychonic System.Tycho became famous with the observation of a new star (a supernova) in 1572.
  • Trial of Galileo.

    galileo had the a trial because the catholic church had a problem about what he was doin.Galileo was put on trial for questioning the Catholic faith, because he believed strongly that the Earth was not the centre of the universe. Catholic doctrine at that point perceived that Earth had been created by God and that the entire universe was based around the Earth, with all other objects revolving around it. Galileo sought to prove that the Earth orbited around the Sun and not the other way around
  • Galileo dies.

    Galileo died a natural death in the year 1642. He was 77 years old and was serving his life imprisonment sentence in Arcetri when he died. galileo died by getting isomnia and hernia and the he suffered heart pulpitations and went completely blind from a bad operation
  • Descartes dies.

    Rene Descartes died on February 11, 1650 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was aged 53 at the time.Queen Christina of Sweden offered Descartes to come and teach her either mathematics or philosophy in her castle. He caught pneumonia while on way to one of the cold early morning lessons with queen christina.
  • Newton publishes Philosopiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

    mathematical principles of natural philosophy. he thought mathematic. it was first published on the 5th July, 1687. It contains among other things the statement of Newton's laws of motion, forming the foundation of classical mechanics, as well as his law of universal gravitation.
  • Newton publishes second English edition of Opticks with eight queries

    Newton publishes second Latin edition of the Opticks.Opticks is a book written by English physicist Isaac Newton that was released to the public in 1704. It is about optics and the refraction of light, and is considered one of the great works of science in history. Opticks was Newton's second major book on physical science
  • Newton Died

    he blacked out, never to regain consciousness. He died on March 20, at the age of eighty-five, and was buried in Westminster Abbey; his funeral attended by all of England's eminent figures, and his coffin carried by noblemen. It was, a contemporary noted, a funeral fit for a king.