The Most Important Events of the Scientific Revolution

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  • Jan 1, 1507

    Copernicus's "Commentariolus" Begins to Circulate

    Copernicus's "Commentariolus" Begins to Circulate
    This published paper, which is thought to have been published between 1507 and 1514, fueled the Scientific Revolution.
  • Jan 1, 1542

    Nicolas Copernicus Publishes "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres"

    Nicolas Copernicus Publishes "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres"
    Here, he displayed the heliocentric model, the sun in the middle and Earth spinning around it. He disproved the Church's idea about the Earth being in the middle.
  • May 24, 1543

    Nicolas Copernicus Dies

    Nicolas Copernicus Dies
    He had a stroke, at age 70.
  • May 24, 1543

    Death of Copernicus

    Death of Copernicus
    Nicolas Copernicus passed away on May 24th at age 70.
  • Jan 1, 1545

    Council of Trent: Counter-Reformation Begins

    Council of Trent: Counter-Reformation Begins
    Pope Paul III called the Council of Trent, which met in three sessions between 1545 and 1563.
  • Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo Galilei is Born

    Galileo Galilei is Born
    He is born in Pisa, Italy.
  • Jan 1, 1572

    Tycho Brahe Observes a New Star

    Tycho Brahe Observes a New Star
    In this year, he observed a new star (nova)
  • Jan 1, 1573

    Tycho Brahe Publishes About New Star

    Tycho Brahe Publishes About New Star
    Tycho writes about this new star he observed, making a very important publishing.
  • Giordano Bruno Burned at the Stake

    Giordano Bruno Burned at the Stake
    Giordano Bruno burned at the stake for heresy, was a proponent of Copernicus, among other things.
  • Tycho Brahe Dies

    Tycho Brahe Dies
    Prague, Czech Republic. He died of a burst bladder.
  • Kepler Publishes "Astronomia Nova"

    Kepler Publishes "Astronomia Nova"
    This publishing contains his first and second laws.
    1) The path of the planets about the sun is elliptical in shape, with the center of the sun being located at one focus.
    2) An imaginary line drawn from the center of the sun to the center of the planet will sweep out equal areas in equal intervals of time.
  • Galileo Galilei's Discoveries With the Telescope

    Galileo Galilei's Discoveries With the Telescope
    Some discoveries, such as Sunspots and the Moons of Jupiter.
  • Thirty years war breaks out

    Thirty years war breaks out
    Thirty Years' War , a series of European conflicts fought primarily in Germany. The war started in Bohemia with a Protestant revolt against the Holy Roman Empire and eventually involved almost all of the countries of Europe.
  • Galileo publishes Dialogues Concerning the Two Principal Systems of the World, and it is immediately banned.

    Galileo publishes Dialogues Concerning the Two Principal Systems of the World, and it is immediately banned.
    Galileo's work was immediately banned by the society because they thought the material he published was not good.
  • Galileo's Trial

    Galileo's Trial
    The debate over whether scientific teaching ought to conform with literalist interpretations of the Bible did not begin, as many assume, with the trial of John Scopes in 1925.
  • Galileo publishes Two New Sciences. (Laws of motion)

    Galileo publishes Two New Sciences. (Laws of motion)
    It was while Galileo was under house arrest that he wrote one of his finest works, Two New Sciences, in which he summarised the work he had done some forty years earlier, on the two sciences now called kinematics and strength of materials.
  • Galileo dies

    Galileo dies
    Following a papal trial in which he was found guilty of heresy, Galileo was placed under house arrest and his movements restricted by the Pope. From 1634 onward he stayed at his country house at Arcetri, outside of Florence. He went completely blind in 1638 and was suffering from a painful hernia and insomnia, so he was permitted to travel to Florence for medical advice. He continued to receive visitors until 1642, when, after suffering fever and heart palpatations, he passed away.
  • Isaac Newton is born

    Isaac Newton is born
    Isaac Newton, an english phsycist and mathematician was born. He is considered a key figure in the scientific revolution.
  • Newton announces his Colors theory to the Royal Society

    Newton announces his Colors theory to the Royal Society
    Newton concluded that light is composed of coloured particles which combine to appear white. He introduced the term 'colour spectrum'. Despite Newton's confidence that his theory had been proven, it still faced several problems and was not accepted right away by the Royal Society.
  • Isaac Newton dies

    Isaac Newton dies
    Isaac Newton died from a bladder stone at the age of 84