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natural philosophers

scientists during this era were called

nicolaus copernicus

proposed the heliocentric theory


sun centered


earth centered

johannes kepler

discovered the three laws of planetary motion


oval shaped paths of the orbits of planets

galileo galilei

discovered the law of uniform acceleration and the law of the pendulum

isaac newton

published his mathematical principles of natural philosophy and discovered the universal law of gravitation and the three laws of motion

issac newton

father of madern science


a book newton published about the nature of light

william gilbert

published de magneta the first great english science book

john wilkins

led in the formation of the philosophical college

royal society

the first permanent scientific society of the modern age

french academy of science

was founded in paris in 1666


a group of french catholics who believed in salvation by God's grace

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