Scientific Revolution

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  • Period: Jan 1, 1520 to

    Scientific Revolution Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1522

    Ferdinand Magellan 'Completes' the First Trip Around the Globe.

    sailed from the Atlantic Ocean all the way into the Pacific successfully. Magellan was killed in battled before completing the trip, only 18 of 237 men who started the trip made it back to Spain.
  • May 8, 1543

    Publication of Copernicus's Book: On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres

    This book is often regarded as the starting point for both the Scientific Revolution and modern astronomy. On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres contains exactly what the title says, Copernicus's theory that the Earth is not the center of the universe and that it is actully the sun. Copernicus uses many examples of astronomical observations to help prove and explain the contents of his book.
  • Jan 1, 1553

    Muchael Serventus, first European to describe the function of pulmonary circulation.

    Michael Servetus proposed a radical new theory concerning the pulmonary circulation of the blood. Servetus was found guilty of heresy and burned at the stake in Geneva by the religious reformer, John Calvin.
  • Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo Galilei is Born

    Galileo was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher in the time of the scientific revolution. He improved the telescope and observed the starts in the sky. He is sometimes known as the Father of Modern astronomy, physics and science. He was responsible for the birth of modern science.
  • Galileo Galilei Demonstrates the Properties of Gravity

    Galileo demonstrates, from the top of the leaning tower of Pisa, that a one- pound weight and a one hundred-pound weight, dropped at the same moment, hit the ground at the same moment.
  • Giordano Bruno Burns at the stake

    Bruno took things a level beyond Copernicus's theories by saying that the sun was just one of many heavenly bodies. He is the first European man to have conceptualized the universe as a continuum where the stars we see at night are identical in nature to the sun. Roman Inquisition found him guilty of heresy.
  • Invention of the Telescope

    Created by Hans Lippershey. Used to see things better under examination and to few objects from a far distance. Used later by Galileo.
  • The Trial of Galileo Begins

    Galileo gets in trouble with the Pope over a work he titled "The Dialogue Concerning the Two Cheif World Systems". This writing was used to compare the Copernican system aspects to those of the Church.
  • Birth of Sir Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian, and is considered by many scholars and members of the general public to be one of the most influential people in human history.
  • Sir Isaac Newton's publication of "Mathematical Principles Of Natural Philosophy"

    This was concidered to be one of the most important scientific books ever written. In this he wrote his laws of motion, which formed the foundation of mechanics. Helped form the methods in which calculous is done.