Born into a family of merchants. His uncle is the one who taught him everything that he knew.(education, etc.)
Jan 1, 1486
The Malleus Malificarum is published
Latin meaning 'Hammer of witches". a guidebook about witches, and information about witchcraft. Written by Heinrich Kramer, a German. Jacob Sprenger also considered an author of the book but only contributing small amounts of information, not sure.
Jan 1, 1522
Ferdinand Magellan famously completes the first circumnavigation of the globe.
First sail from the atlantic, to the pacific ocean. Magellan actually did not complete the journey himself for he had been killed in an earlier battle in the philipines(along with much of his crew). From the start to end more men died than lived on this journey, but he was the first man to 'circumnavigate' the world.
Jan 1, 1543
Andreas Vesalius Publishes On the Fabric of the Human Body
WIthin this book Andreas Vesalius gives his information and opinion about the human body and things going on. It is considered the first great work of science, and modern biology. Based on dissections and real life events that took place.
Jan 1, 1543
Nicolas Copernicus publishes...
He publishes his masterpiece 'On the Revolutions of Celestial Bodies'. This piece was dedicated to the Pope(Pope Paul III). This book is giving a different point of veiw other than that which had been previously accepted amoung people. Overall the book is about the universe, and things relative to that and or pertaining to the earth.
Jan 1, 1551
Erasmus Reinhold publishes his Prutenic Tables
"..which for many astronomers replaced the outdated efforts associated with the Alphonsine Tables". There tables were extremely useful for a good amount of time until Keplers tables came up which were newer and more advanced.
Properties of Gravity Demonstrated
Demonstrated by Galileo Galilei. The demonstration was at the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This experiment was done and proven by using a one pound weight and comparing the speed at which it fell to a one hundred pound weight dropped at the same time.
Johannes Kepler publishes..
Johannes Kepler releases his book 'The Optical Part of Astronomy'. Making arguments all about light rays, and about the retina within an eye. He has many controversal believes and gives many of his opinions in the book.
Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Learn MoreVery important piece of science, includes Newtons laws of motion, classical mechanics, and laws of planetary motion. A big advancement in physics at the time. Combining math and science Newton had created a publication of genius, and it has been well recognized.
Learn More"..body lays in state in Westminster Abbey where he is buried on 4 April."
Newton died and shortly after his death (1733) his book Observations Upon the Prophecies is published for the world. Often "considered one of the most influencial people in human history"(Wikipedia)