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Nicholaus Copernicus

Mikołai Kopernik -

 

—1473-1543 —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
1. Nicholas Copernicus Marker
Front Panel
Inscription.
By reforming astronomy
he initiated modern science

Mikołai Kopernik
Nicolaus Copernicus
Polish Astronomer
1473-1543

Erected in 1973 by the Copernicus
Foundation and the Polish American
Congress to Commemorate the
500th Anniversary of his birth

 
Erected 1973 by the Copernicus Foundation and the Polish American Congress.
 
Location. 41° 51.981′ N, 87° 36.466′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on East Solidarity Drive. Touch for map. In front of the Adler Planetarium. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago (approx. ¾ mile away); Central Station Fragments (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Aaron Montgomery Ward Gardens (approx. 0.8 miles away); John A. Logan (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Pullman (approx. 0.9 miles away); 910 South Michigan (approx. 0.9 miles away); John J. Glessner House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  Nicolaus Copernicus
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
2. Nicholaus Copernicus Marker
Rear Panel
. Wikipedia, “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…" (Submitted on February 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
3. Nicholas Copernicus Marker
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
4. Nicholaus Copernicus
The original sculpture was designed by Bartel Thorwaldson in 1823 for the Stazic Palace in Warsaw. This version of the statue was cast under the supervision of Bronislaw Koniuszy and installed in Chicago in 1973.
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
5. Nicholaus Copernicus
“Copernicus is depicted in a moment of reflection, dressed in 16th century Polish robes, his eyes turned toward the stars. In his hands he holds the instruments that identify him as an astronomer, an open compass and resting on his knee, an armillary sphere, or model of the solar system.” — SIRIS
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By Allen C. Browne, November 14, 2016
6. Nicholaus Copernicus
 
 
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