Scientific Revolution

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  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Scientific Revolution

  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther started The Reformation

    The Reformation was a European Christian reform movement that established Protestantism as a constituent branch of contemporary Christianity
  • Jan 1, 1543

    The Publication of "On The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres"

    The seminal work on the heliocentric theory of the Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
  • Jan 1, 1545

    The Council of Trent

    The 16th century Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It is considered to be one of the church's most important councils.
  • Jan 1, 1561

    Falloppio announces discover of fallopian tubes

    Gabriele Falloppio announces his discovery of the fallopian tubes in his Anatomical Observations.
  • Galileo invents the Telescope

    Galileo was an astronomer that wanted to be able to see far distances, so he invented the telescope
  • Controversy on comets

    A famous 'controversy on comets' erupted in this year involving Galileo and prominent Jesuit astronomers.
  • The first observation of a transit of Venus across the Sun

    The first observation of a transit of Venus across the Sun, a rare phenomenon used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for determining the distance of the earth from the Sun, is made by the brilliant but short-lived Jeremiah Horrocks at Toxteth Park near Liverpool. Few others offered observations of this telling event, as sky conditions were not favorable on the continent, certainly not in France.
  • Newton establishes that white light was heterogeneous

    In his first major publication, Isaac Newton established by means of experiment that white light was not one and pure, but rather that white light was mixed and heterogeneous: white light, against tradition, was in fact composed of a spectrum of colors and each color is the result of a measurable angle of bending. Color as a quality was, according to tradition, a quantifiable degree of refrangibility
  • Antoni van Leeuwenhoek observes of spermatozoa by means of the microscope

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek observes of spermatozoa by means of the microscope, arguing they are not forms of disease but a source of reproductive material.
  • First Textbook on the Calculous

    Publication of the first textbook on the calculus by the Marquis de L'Hôpital