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Scientific Revolution

  • Aug 3, 1473

    Nicolaus Copernicus is born

    Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer and mathematician who was a proponent of the view of an Earth in daily motion about its axis and in yearly motion around a stationary sun. This theory profoundly altered later workers' view of the universe, but was rejected by the Catholic church.
  • Dec 29, 1515

    The Heliocentric Universe idea is proposed

    The Heliocentric Universe idea is proposed
    in the 16th century a new idea was proposed by the Polish astronomer Nicolai Copernicus (1473-1543).
    Copernicus proposed that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the Solar System. Such a model is called a heliocentric system.
  • Apr 13, 1561

    Francis Bacon is born

    Francis Bacon is born
    Francis Bacon - Bacon (1561-1626) was one of the great philosophers of the Scientific Revolution. His thoughts on logic and ethics in science and his ideas on the cooperation and interaction of the various fields of science, presented in his work Novum Organum, have remained influential in the scientific world to this day.
  • Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo Galilei is born

    Galileo Galilei is born
    Galileo, was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy," the "father of modern physics," the "father of science," and "the Father of Modern Science." Galileo was, perhaps, most responsible for the birth of modern science.
  • The Microscope is invented

    The Microscope is invented
    In about 1597 two Dutch eyeglass makers, Zaccharias Janssen and his son Hans were experimenting with lenses in a tube. They observed that nearby objects viewed through two lenses in line were magnified. Their device was the first compound microscope.
  • Galileo tells us that Projectiles fly in a parabolic motion

    Galileo tells us that Projectiles fly in a parabolic motion
    It created the idea that our planet flies around the sun in an 'elliptical' rather that a straight circle, because before, everything was known to be symmetrical, and that's what they taught in churches. As the Roman Catholic Church's power decreased, the more scientific advances people could make.
  • Galileo invented the first "thermometer"

    Galileo invented the first "thermometer"
    Actually, what was produced was a "thermoscope". This is because it doesn't have a scale or pressured water, like normal thermometers do. This invention is just many of Galileo's works, and it contributed greatly to scientific advances, because now, we have the 4th element; temperature.
  • 30 Years War

    30 Years War
    The Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) was one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. The war was fought primarily in what is now Germany, and at various points involved most of the countries of Europe. Naval warfare also reached overseas and shaped the colonial formation of future nations.
  • Newton is born

    Newton is born
    Isaac Newton was born in Lincolnshire, near Grantham, on December 25, 1642, and died at Kensington, London, on March 20, 1727. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and lived there from 1661 till 1696, during which time he produced the bulk of his work in mathematics; in 1696 he was appointed to a valuable Government office, and moved to London, where he resided till his death.
  • Anton Van Leeuwenhoek discovers bacteria

    Anton Van Leeuwenhoek discovers bacteria
    Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to see and describe bacteria (1674), yeast plants, the teeming life in a drop of water, and the circulation of blood corpuscles in capillaries. During a long life he used his lenses to make pioneer studies on an extraordinary variety of things, both living and non-living, and reported his findings in over a hundred letters to the Royal Society of England and the French Academy.