Nicolaus Copernicus

Mikołaj Kopernik (1473–1543)
born in Toruń (Thorn), Poland
Nicolaus Copernicus - in Latin
Painting below by Matejko
           Born in the year of 1473 in the city of Toruń.
Mikołaj Kopernik in the Latin language 
presented as Nicolaus Copernicus.
          The greatest astronomer of Polish lands.
          Dually celebrated and condemned
          by humanity of his times.
Charged and prosecuted by the Catholic church
for heresy.
          Shaking the course of Europe with epochal 
book of his own creation "De revolutionibus orbium
coelestium", The Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres,
          known as the Copernican Revolution.
Astronomy figured merly his avocation.       .
His theories supported by the great Galileo Galilei.
          Scientists of the future heroldinig his great influences.
          Presently being the toast of scientific world.
He is the one who told the world of our planet Earth.
Claiming it is not the center of the universe, nor is it flat.
          Presenting the solar system as humanity views it today.
 I visited his home in Toruń, the privilege is mine, I'm sure.
                   (poem by maryla wilson)

Maryla Wilson paying tribute to Nicolaus Copernicus

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