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What Happened on May 24, 1543

Famous Deaths


Person of interestNicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer who theorized that planets revolve around the sun (Heliocentric theory), dies at 70

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus

1543 Highlights

About May 24, 1543

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 477 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini