revolutionary (eleena)

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    nicolaud copernicus

    nicolaud copernicus
    Nicolaud Copernicus contribution was the proposal of the heliocentric theory. Saying that the Sun was the center of the universe, Earth and all the other planets revolving around it. He also said that Earth is on its axis spinning daily.
  • francis bacon

    francis bacon
    His contribution was creating the Scientific Method, also called the Bacon Method. His idea of the scientific method brought well thought out experiments. He also had a contribution to the plate tectonic theory.
  • galileo galilei

    galileo galilei
    He was the first person to experiment with the scientific method. He was also the first to use a refracting telescope that made huge astronomical discoveries. He helped prove the heliocentric system.
  • rene descartes

    rene descartes
    He used algebra formulas to describe the geometric figures, known as analytical geometry. He used coordinates to study geometry. Overall his method was used to solving problems.
  • isaac newton

    isaac newton
    He invented calculus. He also developed the universal law of gravitation. Also the 3 laws of motion.
  • john locke

    john locke
    He pioneered the ideas of natural law. He is also well-known for his work in philosophy. He trained in medicine.
  • montesquieu

    He shaped a modern democratic government. Creating the government like, legislative, executive, and judicial, making them balance each other. He also worked in political theory.
  • denis diderot

    denis diderot
    He was a co-editor of the mammoth Encyclopedia. He helped spread ideas of Enlightenment through the Encyclopedia. It also helped other think differently.
  • jean-jacques rousseau

    jean-jacques rousseau
    He inspired the leaders of the French Revolution and the Romantic generation. He helped with the Social Contract. He is an important figure during the Enlightenment.
  • voltaire

    Attacked the Catholic Church and advocated freedom of religion. He advocated for social reforms and equality. His writings inspired the Founding Fathers for a new government.
  • james watt

    james watt
    He is a scientist that helped improve the steam engine. His engineering skills were helpful throughout the revolutionary era. Horsepower is a term that is used for his engines.
  • george washington

    george washington
    He was a commander of the Continental Army. He also led them to victory during the Revolutionary War. He is also the first president of the United States.
  • thomas jefferson

    thomas jefferson
    He drafted the Declaration of Independence. He was helping to promote the revolution as a serving officer. He also wrote a bill establishing religious freedom.
  • adam smith

    adam smith
    He argued for free trade and markets. He is called the father of modern economics. He also published An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
  • wolfgang amadeus mozart

    wolfgang amadeus mozart
    He redefined the symphony and composed some of the greatest operas written. He brought his audience new ideas. He lifted music to new heights.
  • maximillien robespierre

    maximillien robespierre
    He was a key figure in the french Revolution of 1789. He also served as president of the National Convention and on the Committee of Public Safety. He encouraged the execution of more than 17,000 enemies of the Revolution
  • miguel hidalgo

    miguel hidalgo
    He uttered the cry of Dolores, which put the independence movement in motion. Managed to form an army of more than 40,000 people. He is known as the Father of Mexican Independence.
  • simon bolivar

    simon bolivar
    He freed 6 countries. He led a massive revolt against Spanish colonial rule in South America. He inspired extremes of devotion and detestation.