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    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    He was the first European scientist that earth and other planets revolve around the sun the heliocentric theory of the solar system.
  • francis bacon

    francis bacon
    Francis Bacon discovered and popularized the scientific method, whereby the laws of science are discovered by gathering and analyzing data from experiments and observations, rather than by using logic-based arguments.
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    Galileo was a natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to the development of the scientific method.
  • Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes
    Rene Descartes had a very important role to play in the Scientific Revolution. Through his specialty in mathematics, he was able to transform geometrical problems into algebra.
  • Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton
    Newton's research on motion helped give credibility to the heliocentric view. Newton also helped pioneer telescopic innovations, and he is sometimes credited with inventing the first reflecting telescope.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    To discover truths beyond the realm of basic experience, Locke suggested an approach modeled on the rigorous methods of experimental science, and this approach greatly impacted the Scientific Revolution.
  • Montesquieu

    Montesquieu was a French lawyer, man of letters, and one of the most influential political philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment. His political theory work, particularly the idea of separation of powers, shaped the modern democratic government.
  • Denis Diderot

    Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a writer and philosopher whose corpus of work contributed to the ideas of the French Revolution. Born in Champagne, northern France, Diderot received a typical religious education before relocating to Paris to study philosophy.May 7, 2017
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    “Jean-Jacques Rousseau played a significant role in three different revolutions: in politics, his work inspired and shaped revolutionary sentiment in the American colonies and France; in philosophy, he proposed radically unsettling ideas about human nature, justice, and progress that disrupted the dominant ...
  • Voltaire

    He embraced ideas of a free society and freedom of religion. These ideas were part of the philosophical trends that influenced political thought both in France and in the American colonies.
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    James Watt, (born January 19, 1736, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland—died August 25, 1819, Heathfield Hall, near Birmingham, Warwick, England), Scottish instrument maker and inventor whose steam engine contributed substantially to the Industrial Revolution.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    General George Washington led the American army to victory during the Revolutionary War. Despite having little practical experience in managing large, conventional armies, Washington proved to be a capable and resilient leader of the American military forces during the Revolutionary War.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    In 1775, Jefferson was elected to the Continental Congress, a revolutionary assembly made up of delegates from the 13 colonies. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, which officially declared that the American Colonies were completely free of British authority and influence.
  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith
    Finally, in March 1776, Smith published An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. This massive work of almost 1,000 pages was based on his exhaustive research and personal observations. Smith attacked government intervention in the economy and provided a blueprint for free markets and free trade.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Mozart was not a revolutionary musician. He rarely experimented with musical form, and he often recycled successful structural formulations in his work.
  • Maximillien Robespierre

    Maximillien Robespierre
    Maximilien Robespierre, the architect of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, is overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. As the leading member of the Committee of Public Safety from 1793, Robespierre encouraged the execution, mostly by guillotine, of more than 17,000 enemies of the Revolution.
  • Miguel Hidalgo

    Miguel Hidalgo
    In September of 1810, Miguel Hidalgo, the parish priest of the small town of Dolores in central Mexico, uttered the country's cry for independence. He called not only for liberation from Spain, but also for the end of slavery and the return of lands to the Indigenous inhabitants.
  • Simon Bolivar

    Simon Bolivar
    HE WAS ALSO A REVOLUTION- ARY THINKER WHO TRIED TO ADAPT DEMOCRATIC IDEAS AND SOCIAL REFORMS TO NATIONS HE LIBERATED. SIMON BOLIVAR (1783–1830) led the successful effort to make South America independent from Spain. to break the chains of Spanish rule in his homeland. In 1807, Bolivar returned home.