The Scientific Revolution

  • Apr 30, 1446

    New Theory of the Planets

    Georg Peurbach sought to reconcile geometric descriptive models. He predicted the planetary motions by emploting homocentric celestial spheres. He traveled in northern Italy; he lectured on astronomy in Pauda.
  • Oct 31, 1451

    Christopher Columbus's Birth

    Christonpher Columbus was born October 31 in 1451. He was born in the Republic of Genoa, northwestern Italy today.
  • Feb 19, 1473

    Nicolas Copernicus's Birth

    Nicolas Copernicus was a mathematician and astronomer in the Renaissance period. He formulated a comprehensive heliocentric model of the universe. The model used the Sun at the center of the universe and not the Earth.
  • Feb 24, 1518

    London College of Physicians

    The London College of Physicians is awarded a royal charact. They also fuction both as a traditional professional guild and a learned society.
  • Jul 27, 1561

    Gabriele Falloppio

    Gabriele Falloppio was an M.D. He discovers the fallopian tubes in his Anatomical Observations. His family was very poor and due to financial struggles, he had to join the clergy.
  • Feb 18, 1564

    Galileo Galilei's Birth

    Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Duchy of Florence, Italy. He was born on February 18 in 1564.
  • Feb 18, 1564

    Michelangelo Buonarroti Death

    Michelangelo Buonarroti died February 18 in 1564. He past away in Rome. He was a painter, sculptor, and an architect.
  • Gregorian Calendar

    Pope Gregory XIII suggested reform of the Julian calandar. He led much of Catholic Europe to the Gregorian calendar and away from the Juilan. The Julian calendar is part of the Old Style calendar, while the Gregorian Calendar is the New Style in which we use today.
  • Use of Decimals

    Simon Stevin purposes the use of decimals. He was a military engineer and tutor in mathematics. Simon was born in 1548 in Belgium.
  • History of Animals

    Conrad Gessner publishes the History of Animals. It is based on the Old Testament, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Sources. At te time this was published, there was extreme religious tension. A fifth volume, on snakes and scorpions, was published in 1587.
  • Parabolic Path

    Galileo Galilei demonstrates that a projectile follows a parabolic path. Todays view of projectile motion has the concept such as velocity and acceleration. Galileo is responsible for these 'modern' concepts.
  • Galileo Galilei's Death

    Galileo died in Arcetri, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Italy. He was suffering from a fever and heart palipitations.