By B. Biékowska,Zdenek Kopal,C. Cenkalska

On February 19, 1973, 5 centuries have elapsed because the beginning of Nicolaus Coperni­ cus - the best astronomer of the Renaissance interval - who rediscovered for us the heliocentric version of the sunlight approach, and documented it by way of his life's paintings in this type of demeanour as to make its inspiration an everlasting estate of mankind. The lifetime of Copernicus, extending from 19 February 1473 to his demise on 24 could 1543, used to be no longer too wealthy in adventures or biographical evidence. Born in Toruti from a relatives of Polish burghers, he bought his first collage education in Cracow among 1491-1494. From Cracow he proceeded to Italy to spend the years among 1496-1503 on the Universities of Bologna, Padua and Ferrara - with occasional visits to Rom- in coaching for an ecclesiastical occupation. whilst Bishop Watzenrode - his consumer and maternal uncle - may perhaps not expand his go away, Copernicus again to Poland in 1503 to go into the provider of the church institution, which quickly ended in a canonry on the Frombork (Frauenburg) Cathedral in Warmia. And there - within the northern mists no longer faraway from the Baltic shorelines - in a land so varied in weather from the sunny Italy of his formative years - he used to be destined to spend the remainder of his life.

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