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Copernicus


Astronomer Nicolas Copernicus at the rooftop of his observatory at Frauenberg. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive
Astronomer Nicolas Copernicus at the rooftop of his observatory at Frauenberg. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

While he's known primarily as the astronomer who promoted the idea of a heliocentric solar system, Copernicus was also a master mathematician and a doctor. He worked for the church his entire life, and wrote a manuscript on devaluation of currency.

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Topics in this Podcast: 16th century, 15th Century, European history, biographies, science history, astronomy


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