The Scientific Revolution

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Global Events

    First voyage made to the Americas by Colombus
  • Feb 22, 1543

    Copernicus and the Sun

    Copernicus's theory about the sun being the center of the universe was published. Although, very little people actually paid attention to his theory.
  • Feb 22, 1569

    The Start of Science and Technology

    The first Mercator projection map makes navigation much easier
  • Johannes Kepler

    Johannes was a brillliant mathematician who used models, observations, and mathematics to prove Copernicus's theory. He published his laws motion.
  • Francis Bacon

    Francis Bacon was an English philosopher and scientist that said that no assumption could be trusted unless it could be proven by repeatable experiments. He published his book Novum Organum that outlined this new system of knowledge in 1620.
  • Robert Boyle

    Boyle showed that temperature and pressure affect the space that a gas occupies.
  • Galileo

    Galilieo published his findings but the work caused uproar. Scholars refused to accept Galileo's findings because they still believed in Ptolemy's old geocentric theory.
  • Descartes

    In Discourse on Method, Rene Descrates stated that all assumptions had to be proven on the basis of known facts.
  • Descrates

    Since much of his work challenged trational church teachings, Rene Descrates was forced to live in the Protestant kingdom of Sweden and this is where he died.
  • Newton

    Isaac Netwon, an English scientist, published a book building on the work of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo. These 3 people had shown that the planets, like Earth, revolve around the Sun.
  • Priestley

    An Engish chemist named Joeseph Priestley discovered the elemt oxygen.