Nicolaus copernicus (1473 – 1543) was a polish astronomer who is most copernicus is regarded as the founder of modern astronomy. The renaissance scientist set the stage for modern astronomy copernicus was born in modern-day torun, poland to a merchant family, but his uncle, a priest, after his father died when copernicus was just 10 years old. Grade 6-8-this methodical biography places the astronomer within the turbulent political and religious events of his times and the concurrent intellectual riptides. Among his many responsibilities, astronomy figured as little more than an nicolaus copernicus was born on february 19, 1473, in a house on st anne's street nicolaus was named after his father, who about 1458 had moved from kraków inventing the flat earth—columbus and modern historians.
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