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Model of universe put sun in the center (heliocentric)

Nicolas Copernicus

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Danish astronomer, supported Copernicus theory. Astronomical observatory, planetary universe

Tycho Brache

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Famous thinker, planets move in an ellipse

Johannes Kepler

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Telescope inventor, earth moved around sun

Galileo Galilei

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Famous Greek philosopher, mathematics one of the greatest achievements. Taught man should look beyond simple appearances and look at nature’s truth.

Plato (Reimagined)

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Stressed experimentation, investigation and observation. Knight, Scientific method.

Francis Bacon

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French Philosopher – rational thinking, consciousness. I think therefore I am.

Rene Descartes

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Flemish physician, studied autopsies. Father of human anatomy.

Andreas Vesalius

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French surgeon, ointment. Surgical procedures improved, artificial limbs, improved medical field.

Ambroise Pare

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English scholar. Circulatory system, heart pumped blood throughout veins and arteries.

William Harvey

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Dutch tradesman and scientist. Father of microbiology, first human to see cells and.

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

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Boyle’s Law – chemicals as basic building blocks, all matter composed of tiny particles, theory of gases,pressure, temperature.

Robert Boyle

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Theory of gravity, laws of motion. Calculus.

Issac Newton