Scientific Revolution Important Facts/People
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Stated that the universe and planets ran on fixed tracks.
Leonardo da Vinci
Artist, scientist, and writer
Leonardo da Vinci
Designed weapons, study of anatomy, studied plants.
Wrote the book, "Concerning the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orb", and published it right before he died.
The first to realize that the Earth and the other planets revolved around the sun.
Wrote, "The Age of Herbals", which had illustrations of over 500 colored pages of plants.
Man who rose to challenge Galen's teachings.
Wrote, "Concerning the Structure of the Human Body".
Man who described 6000 species, categorized them, described their habits, behaviors, and survival ways.
Man who wrote, "History of Animals".
Father of electricity and experimental science.
Was the first to distinguish between electric and magnetic attraction.
Man who was given money to create a large astronomical laboratory.
Found that Tycho's Star was a supernova, and had the most accurate observations of heaven.
Father of scientific method.
Wrote, "The Great Restoration".
Constructed a telescope and discovered that the moon was just like Earth.
Wrote, "The Messenger of Stars".
The theory that the Earth was the center of the universe.
The student of Tycho Brahe.
Disproved circular orbit, and found that the planetary motions were elliptical.
Founded the Theory of Universal Gravitation.
Founded the Three Laws of Motion.
His discoveries influenced the rest of the Scientific Revolution and the philosophers of the Enlightenment.
The modern era of European and World History.
Man who used Inductive Reasoning.
Father of modern philosophy.
Wrote, "Discourse on Method", which stated that all things should be confirmed by observation.
Wrote "Candide", the book that spoke out against the Church and the nobility.
Believed in Deism and criticized Christianity.
The belief of reason and natural law and the rejection of all supernatural beliefs of religion.
Wrote, "The Two Treaties of Government" to argue against the absolute rule of one person.
Said that people are inherently self-centered, and believed in natural rights, which you were supposedly born with.
Considered the "father of economics".
The highs and lows of economics simply by letting people do what they want.
Wrote "The Wealth of Nations", which asked to protect society from invasion, defend citizens with injustice, and maintain public works.