The astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Renaissance astronomer best known as the first scientist to assert that the Earth revolves around the Sun. This theory was controversial at the time but achieved enough support from contemporaries to give way to the scientific revolution.
He looked after his sister’s five children in place of the children he never had.
His heliocentric model of the cosmos was condemned as heretical by the Catholic Church.
How did Nicolaus Copernicus die?
Copernicus died of a cerebral hemorrhage on May 24, 1543. His writings soon created controversy in European scientific and religious circles by challenging many beliefs that had become religious dogma since the end of the Classical Era a thousand years before.
"The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens."Nicolaus Copernicus
"Those things which I am saying now may be obscure, yet they will be made clearer in their proper place."Nicolaus Copernicus
"In so many and such important ways, then, do the planets bear witness to the earth's mobility."Nicolaus Copernicus
"The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle."Nicolaus Copernicus
"More stars in the north are seen not to set, while in the south certain stars are no longer seen to rise."Nicolaus Copernicus