Here we bring you some rarely seen pictures of astronomer and Renaissance mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus, who formulated a heliocentric model.
Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) who first expounded the heliocentric theory which states that the sun, not the earth is the centre of our solar system.
A statue of Copernicus sits next to the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank in Holmes Chapel, England.
Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543) who proposed a heliocentric view of the Universe - that the Sun is at the centre of the Universe and that the Earth revolves around it annually, spinning on its axis once daily.
Nicolas Copernicus' (1473 - 1543) ideas on the movement of the earth around the sun from 'Description de l'Univers' by Manesson-Mallet.
Copernicus died on 24 May 1543. The Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was reburied in Poland in a lavish ceremony 467 years after his death.
A statue of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543) with a pair of compasses and an astrolabe. He first proposed the heliocentric theory that the earth revolves around the sun.