Copernicus

Events

Father dies and adopted by uncle

1483

Copernicus went to Cathedral School then the University of Cracow

1483 - 1491

Christopher Columbus discovers America

1492

Treaty of Tordesillas is signed by Spain and Portugal

1494

Reads Greek astronomy writings especially Aristarchus

1498 - 1500

Portugal conquers Brazil

1500

Ottoman fleet destroys Venetians

1500

Studies law and medicine

1501 - 1503

First Africans arrive in North America

1502

Copernicus helps his uncle and other church officials in Frauenburg

1504

Copernicus lives in an observation tower in Frauenburg

1510 - 1543

Copernicus works on De revolutionibus which goes into greater detail on Commentariolus

1510 - 1540

Portuguese invades Malacca

1511

Copernicus writes Commentariolus which describes how Earth travels around the Sun

1512

Portuguese land in China

1513

Ottoman defeated Hungary

1526

France claims Quebec

1534

Copernicus receives a helper

1539

Copernicus’ health declines and his discoveries are published

1541

French defeat Spanish

1544