Scientific Discoveries from 1500 - 1700

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In History
  • 1543

    Heliocentric system/model was created by Nicolas Copernicus

    Heliocentric system/model was created by Nicolas Copernicus
    Nicolas Copernicus discovered the Heliocentric system/model which puts the sun in the middle of the Solar System with planets like Earth surrounding it.
  • 1543

    Andreas Vealisus publishes his findings on the human body

    Andreas Vealisus publishes his findings on the human body
    Andreas Vesalius dissects human bodies to find out how they worked and in which he makes observations about the structure of the body, it is considered to be the foundation of modern biology
  • Giordano Bruno publishes a book stating the universe is infinite

    Giordano Bruno publishes a book stating the universe is infinite
    An Italian renegade monk Giordano Bruno unfolds his philosophy which states that the universe is infinitely large and the Earth is not in the centre of it.
  • Francois Viete Invents Analytical Trigonometry

    Francois Viete Invents Analytical Trigonometry
    Francois Vete invention of Analytical Trigonometry is essential to the study of physics and astronomy
  • Galileo Galilei demonstrates the properties of gravity

    Galileo Galilei demonstrates the properties of gravity
    Galileo demonstrates the properties of gravity by dropping two weights which were one pound and 100 pounds at the same moment from the top of the Leaning Tower of Piza which hit the ground at the same time.
  • Galileo publishes the book Starry Messanger

    Galileo publishes the book Starry Messanger
    The book describes Galileo's telescopic discoveries of the moon's surface and Jupiter's moons
  • Johannes Kepler reveals his third and final law of planetary motion

    Johannes Kepler reveals his third and final law of planetary motion
    Johannes Kelper's laws of planetary motion describe the form and operation of planetary orbits.
  • Francis Bacon publishes the book Novum Organum

    Francis Bacon publishes the book Novum Organum
    Francis Bacon tries to create organization and cooperation within the scientific community by demonstrating how different fields of science actually relate to each other
  • Rene Descartes publishes his findings on geometry

    Rene Descartes publishes his findings on geometry
    Rene Descartes discusses how motion may be represented as a curve along a graph which is defined by its relation to planes of reference.
  • The Royal Society of London is officially organized by King Charles II

    The Royal Society of London is officially organized by King Charles II
    The Royal Society of London is organized to bring the brightest minds of the region in order to advance through science with cooperation
  • Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

    Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
    The most important event in the history of science, the book lays out Newton's comprehensive model of the universe which is organized according to the law of the universal gravitation and it also contains information about the laws of motion and gravity. It still remains as the basics of modern physics.