The astronomical revolution didn’t start here!

In the usual collection of myths that passes for history of science in our culture the astronomical revolution (and the so-called scientific revolution for that matter) is considered to have started with the publication of Copernicus’ De revolutionibus in Nürnberg in 1543, however the evolution of the new astronomy had already been in full swing for at least 140 years before this event. One of those who made major contributions to this evolution, before Copernicus was even born, was the mathematician, astronomer and poet Georg Aunpekh who was born in the Upper Austrian village of Peuerbach on 30th May 1423. Like most humanist Renaissance scholars Aunpekh adopted a Latinised toponym as his professional name and so he is better known as Georg von Peuerbach or simply Peuerbach. Read more here…

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Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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