Copernicus, Nicolaus (1473-1543)

Catholic Christian

Nicolaus Copernicus, who served as a canon at the cathedral of Frombork in Poland, is best known for his heliocentric theory, but he was also influential in the development of the Gregorian Calendar that is now used world-wide.

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