Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sexy Astronomers of History [No. 1]

With Labor Day behind us, summer is unofficially over and kids across the country are back in school. So in the spirit of learning stuff, The Typing Monkey proudly presents:

Collect ‘em all!

Nicolaus Copernicus
(b. Feb 19, 1473 – d. May 24, 1543)
Birthplace:  Torun, Poland
Culture-shaping contribution:  The comprehensive heliocentric cosmology.  Copernicus broke the news to 16th century Europe that the Earth was not the center of the universe around which all heavenly bodies revolved. Though he did claim the sun was the center of the universe, his heliocentric theory was a major step in the right direction.
Fun fact:  Copernicus was a true renaissance man. Among other endeavors, he was an artist, physician, lawyer, and spoke at least four languages fluently.