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Famous People Born in 1473

Person of interestNicolaus Copernicus

Feb 19 Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer who theorized that planets revolve around the sun (Heliocentric theory), born in ToruĊ„, Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1543)

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Mar 16 Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
  • Mar 17 James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513)
  • Aug 14 Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, born in Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Somerset, England (d. 1541)
  • Aug 17 Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, son of King Edward IV, one of the princes in the tower who disappeared (d. 1483?)
  • Oct 26 Duke Friedrich of Saxony, 36th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (1498-1510), born in Torgau, Germany (d. 1510)