Nicholas Copernicus

Megan Bayer, Ouachita Baptist University

The paper was submitted as part of the History of Mathematics course (MATH 3083), taught by Dr. Stephen C. Hennagin.


Nicholas Copernicus was a Polish astronomer, mathematician, and clergy member. His greatest contribution, the heliocentric model of the solar system, was revolutionary, and its distribution and development was greatly influenced by Copernicus' faith. His work was published in De revolutionibis just before his death at the behest of the bishop that he served under as church canon.