On the 19th of February, 1473, a Polish renaissance mathematician was born who changed our entire astrological paradigm by proving that the earth actually revolves around the sun, and does not happen to be the center of the universe, or even our solar system. Today, on his 540th birthday, Google celebrates his life and discovery by displaying his Heliocentric model as the center of Google's universe. Copernicus was born in Poland, as the youngest of four children to a family of two merchants; his father being from Krakow and mother from Torun. He is considered a great polymath of the Renaissance, educated as a mathematician, astrologer, jurist with a doctorate in law, classic scholar, artist, translator, governor and economist. Before his death in 1543, he wrote a famous book which revolutionized science; 'De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium'
Google Celebrates Copernicus's 540th Birthday
The Heliocentric Model, displaying the sun as the center of the solar system, appears on the front page of Google