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Nicolaus Copernicus

Astronomer, Mathematician (19-Feb-1473 — 24-May-1543)


Angus Armitage. Copernicus: The Founder of Modern Astronomy. London: G. Allen & Unwin. 1938. 183pp.

Owen Gingerich. The Book Nobody Read: In Pursuit of the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus. London: Heinemann. 2004.


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  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.344)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.227)

  8. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.64)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.143)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.123)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.143)

  12. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.106)

  13. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.78)

  14. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.122)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.54)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.152)

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