Oct 31, 1451
Christopher Columbus is BornThis is the day when a colonizer,explorer, and navigator was born in Italy. His name was Christopher Columbus.
Period: Oct 31, 1451 to
Feb 19, 1473
Nicolaus Copernicus BirthdateNicolaus was priest, Renaissance astronomer, and was the first astronomer to formulate heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.
Mar 6, 1475
Michelangelo Birth-Michelangelo was the 2nd of five brothers.
-His mom couldn't nurse him because she was to frail and weak, so he had gotten a wet nurse.
-His mom died when he was six years old.
-He has done many pieces,but most people know the Statue of David.
Sep 1, 1540
Narratio prima-Published by Georg Joachim, The Narratio Prima was the first printed publication of Nicolaus Copernicus' heliocentric theory.
-This was also the best introduction to Copernicus' De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium.
Feb 16, 1564
Galileo Galilei-He was an Italian mathematician,philosopher,physicist, and astronomer.
-He supported the Copernicanism.
-He improved the telescope
- He was known as the "father of modern observational astronomy", "father of modern physics", "father of science", and "the Father of Modern Science."
Nov 11, 1572
Star of 1572The discovery provided the first direct evidence supporting the belief that Type Ia supernovae originate in binary star systems that contain a normal star and a burned-out white dwarf star.
Julian CalenderPope Gregory XIII suggested reform of the Julian calendar, thus leading much of Catholic Europe away from the Julian (Old Style) calendar to the Gregorian (New Style).
Galileo publishes Two New Sciences. (Laws of motion)-It was Galileo's final book and a sort of scientific testament covering much of his work in physics over the preceding thirty years.
-it was not published with a license from the Inquisition.
- it was picked up by Lowys Elsevier in Leiden, The Netherlands, where the writ of the Inquisition was of little account
Galileo dies-cause: suffering fever and heart palpitations.
-The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando II, wished to bury him in the main body of the Basilica of Santa Croce, next to the tombs of his father and other ancestors, and to erect a marble mausoleum in his honour.
- He was reburied in the main body of the basilica in 1737 after a monument had been erected there in his honour.
Sir Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton is well known as one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. Less well known is his deep belief in God and his conviction that scientific investigation leads to a greater knowledge of God the Creator of the universe.