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Nicolaus Copernicus 540

Nicolaus Copernicus 540

Nicolaus Copernicus 540. 1973 Soviet (the USSR) postage stamp

Nicolaus Copernicus 540

1955 Soviet (the USSR) postage stamp depicting Nicolaus Copernicus in Conversation with God (1872), painted by Polish artist Jan Matejko. Brilliant astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, economist, physician and social activist of Renaissance epoch Nicolaus Copernicus was born 540 years ago, on February 19, 1473, in Torun, Poland. His mother was German and and his father was Polish. Nicolaus Copernicus is probably best known as the author of the heliocentric system of the world, launched the first scientific revolution. Copernicus died on 24 May 1543 at age 70 from a stroke. The location of Copernicus grave was unknown for a very long time, but in 2005 during the excavations in the Cathedral of Frombork in 2005 the remains of a great astronomer were found.

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus



Death of Nicolaus Copernicus, wiki

Death of Nicolaus Copernicus, image source – Wikipedia

Nicolaus Copernicus 540

1735 epitaph, Frombork Cathedral. A 1580 epitaph had been destroyed

Nicolaus Copernicus 540

On May 22, 2010 the remains of the great scientist were buried in the Cathedral of Frombork

The location of Copernicus grave was unknown for a very long time, but during the excavations in the Cathedral of Frombork in 2005 were discovered the skull and leg bones. Comparative DNA analysis of human remains and two hair of Copernicus found in one of the books he owned, confirmed that they were the remains of Copernicus. In May 20, 2010 the ceremony of reburial of Nicholas Copernicus began. On May 21 the coffin was taken to the city’s cathedral Frombork where Copernicus made ​​his most important discoveries. On the way to Frombork coffin passed through several town. On May 22, 2010 the remains of the great scientist were buried in the Cathedral of Frombork.

This Gothic tombstone is located on Cathedral Hill in Frombork

This Gothic tombstone is located on Cathedral Hill in Frombork

This Gothic tombstone is located on Cathedral Hill in Frombork, which belongs to the upper class of monuments. Repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt, it retained the basic elements of a medieval architectural plan. This place has an exceptional importance, because of Nicholas Copernicus, whose remains buried here.

Nicolaus Copernicus. Painting by Polish artist Jan Matejko

Nicolaus Copernicus. Painting by Polish artist Jan Matejko

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