Kameryn Magruder

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    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Nicolaus Copernicus was the first European scientist to propose that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun. He also made the heliocentric theory of the solar system. Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer and mathematician known as the father of modern astronomy.
  • Francis Bacon

    Francis Bacon
    He discovered and popularized the scientific method. His treatises on empiricist natural philosophy. His doctrine of the idols.
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    Galileo contributed greatly to establishing the fields of physics and astronomy. Galileo Galilei discovered the laws of free fall, projectile motion, and the concept of inertia. Many of his significant astronomical discoveries are his identification of mountains on the moon, the moons of Jupiter, and the rings of Saturn.
  • Rene Descartes

    Rene Descartes
    He published his Discourse on the Method for Guiding One's Reason. He was searching for Truth in the Sciences. He had a famous quote and it is “I think, therefore I am.”
  • Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton contributed to the field of science over his lifetime. He invented calculus and provided a clear understanding of optics. His most significant work had to do with forces and the forces are a universal law of gravitation and his laws of motion.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    He approached the modeled on the rigorous methods of experimental science. It greatly impacted the Scientific Revolution. He discover truths beyond the realm of basic experience.
  • Montesquieu

    He conceived the idea of separating government authority into the three major branches. It was the executive, legislative and judicial. The perspective significantly influenced the authors of the Constitution in establishing laws and division of duties
  • Denis Diderot

    Denis Diderot
    He connected the newest scientific trends to radical philosophical ideas. One of the ideas was materialism. He was especially interested in the life sciences.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    He recognized that physical evolution must have occurred during the history of our species. He also recognized that no one yet had sufficient data from comparative anatomy. a other thing that he recognized was the observations of naturalists to allow solid reasoning about what we call speculation.
  • Voltaire

    He understood how Newton departed from pure rationalism. He wrote a science to fit the observed world. He understood that human equality must follow empirical knowledge.
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    He invented different types of steam engines. It helped start the Industrial Revolution. he coined the term 'horsepower' and devised a rev counter.
  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith
    He argued for free trade and free markets. He says that human beings have a natural tendency to trade. They have a pursuit of self-interest by economic agents increased production.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    he encouraged explorers to prepare for their journeys by training in relevant scientific fields. Such as botany, land surveying, and astronomy. He exploration was an opportunity to expand both political and natural knowledge of North America.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    He led the American army to victory during the Revolutionary War. He had little practical experience in managing large, conventional armies. He was the resilient leader of the American military forces during the Revolutionary War.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    he was able to bring together different aspects of music and science. He also created something new. He was able to use his knowledge of mathematics to create new musical compositions that were able to be performed by instruments.
  • Maximillien Robespierre

    Maximillien Robespierre
    He encouraged the execution, mostly by guillotine. That was more than 17,000 enemies of the Revolution. He is overthrown and arrested by the National Convention.
  • Miguel Hidalgo

    Miguel Hidalgo
    He uttered the cry of Dolores. It led to the independence movement in motion. he managed to form an army made up of more than 40,000 people.
  • Simon Bolivar

    Simon Bolivar
    He successfully liberated three territories. The territories are New Granada, Venezuela, and Quito. He led multiple expeditionary forces against the Spaniards.