It is believed that Copernicus’ family origins lay in the village of Koperniki in Silesia and that his family name was inspired by the name of his village.
There has always been a debate about the way Nicolaus Copernicus spelt his last name. He changed his last name to Coppernic while he was in college and that was how he spelt it for a larger part of his life.
Nicolaus Copernicus is sometimes referred to as the father of modern astronomy. This was attributed to the fact that he invented the heliocentric theory. This theory placed the Sun, and not the earth at the centre of what we now know is the solar system.
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