Scientific Revolution

  • Feb 19, 1473

    Nicolaus Copernicus's birth

    Nicolaus Copernicus's birth
    Birth of Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Circumnavigation of the Globe

    Circumnavigation of the Globe
    Circumnavigation of the globe (navigation of the World) is completed by Ferdinad Magellan. Included an expedition with Juan Sebastion Elcano concluding in 1522
  • Apr 1, 1543

    De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium

    De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium
    Piece of work that described is most famous work, the heliocentric theory. It was made up of six different books. Book one summarized his idea of cosmology, book two discusses astrology and lists the stars, book three discusses the movements of the sun, book four is similar to book three but instead uses the moon. Books five and six describe all of the new system and how everything calculates together.
  • Gresham College founded

    Gresham College founded
    Gresham college founded by Sir Thomas Gresham of London; it was founded to provide lectures. It was the main gathering place for the Royal Society of London.
  • Third Law of Planetary Motion

    Third Law of Planetary Motion
    Johannes Kepler's first two laws of Planetary motion were published in 1609 and the third one was long awaited and relased in 1618. The third law was "The square of the orbital period of a planet is directly proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis of its orbit." This law served significance because it was the last law leading to the Academic Rejection of the Aristotleian System.
  • Bureau d'Adresse

    Bureau d'Adresse
    Théophraste Renaudot, a french physician, founds the Bureau d'Adresse, which was a clearing house for public services. It offered conferences and debates each week over different controversial topics.
  • Galileo called before the Inquisition

    Galileo called before the Inquisition
    Galileo is supected to have commited heresy for teaching Copernicanism hypothesis. He was ordered house arrest for life, and all of his business was monitored, though he ended up translating it to Latin.
  • Detailed descriptions of th Moon

    Detailed descriptions of th Moon
    A significantly more descriptive illustration and description of the surface of the moon is provided by Johannes Hevelius in his publication of Selenographia.
  • the Accademia del Cimento

    the Accademia del Cimento
    the Accademia del Cimento is founded (The Academy of Experiments) in Florence by students of Galileo, Price Leopold of Tuscany and his brother. With half a dozen participants in the first decade, it thrived.
  • René Descartes' The World

    René Descartes' The World
    The World by René Descartes' is finally published 14 years after his death, which presented a theory about light. He comes up with a theory that claims there is different body of light as light that we see.