Nicolaus copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

  • Feb 19, 1473

    Nicolaus is born

    February was born on February 19, 1473
  • Jan 1, 1483

    Nicolaus' father died

    When Nicolaus' father died, his uncle, Lucas Watzenrode, took custody of him and his siblings
  • Feb 1, 1491

    Nicolaus becomes a student at the University of Cracow

    There is no record of him earning a degree
  • Feb 1, 1496

    Nicolaus attends the University of Bologna

    He goes there to study canon law
  • Feb 1, 1501

    Copernicus leaves Bologna and goes to The University of Padua.

    He did not obtain a degree from Bologna
  • Feb 1, 1503

    Copernicus attends The University of Ferrara in Frombork, Poland

    He obtained a doctrate in canon law
  • Feb 1, 1507

    Copernicus becomes an attending physician to his sick uncle

    His uncle also became very ill
  • Feb 1, 1509

    Copernicus is able to translate books from Latin to Greek

    this is important because many Greek astronomer's books had not been translated into Latin
  • Feb 1, 1510

    Nicolaus becomes a perminant resident of Frombork, Poland

  • Period: Feb 1, 1510 to Feb 1, 1514

    Nicolaus writes the Commentariolus

    The Commentariolus is an essay about his new cosmological idea of the heliocentric universe
  • Feb 1, 1512

    Copernicus' uncle dies

  • Feb 1, 1524

    Nicolaus wrote the Letter against Werner

    This stated that Johann Werner's “Letter concerning the Motion of the Eighth Sphere” was wrong because he made an error in calculation time.
  • Feb 1, 1539

    A mathematician named Georg Joachim Rheticus came to study with Nicolaus

    He was from the University of Wittenberg
  • Period: Feb 1, 1539 to Feb 1, 1543

    Rheticus publishes the Narratio Prima

    The Narratio Prima was an introduction into Copernicus's ideas
  • Period: Feb 1, 1539 to Feb 1, 1543

    Copernicus publishes De Revolutionibus

    De Revolutionibus stated that the earth revolved around the sun.
  • May 24, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus dies