Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Wstrzymał Słońce - Wzruszył Ziemię
— Stopped the Sun - Moved the Earth —
Born in Torun, Poland February 19, 1473
Died in Frombork May 24, 1543
As founder of modern astronomy, Kopernik
transformed Man's concept of the Universe
and initiated the Scientific Revolution.
He established the Sun as the center of the
planetary system with the Earth spinning about
its own axis and revolving around the Sun.
A Renaissance man, he was mathematician,
astronomer, physician, administrator of his
Bishop's diocese as Canon, military strategist
against attacks by Teutonic Knights, and
adviser to his King on economics and currency.
Kopernik was first to formulate the law
that in circulation of currency, money of
debased intrinsic value drives out the good.
Sponsored by St. Casimir's Polish Arts Club, Elmira, N.Y.
Dedicated May 4, 1980
Erected 1980 by St. Casimir's Polish Arts Club, Elmira, N.Y.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is February 19, 1473.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pulaski Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodlawn Cemetery History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Augustus W. Cowles (approx. 0.4 miles away); Underground Railroad Participants (approx. 0.4 miles away); John W. Jones Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonel John Hendy (approx. 0.4 miles away); John W. Jones (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elmira College (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
Also see . . . Nicholaus Copernicus. Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe. The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution (Submitted on November 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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