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What Happened on May 24, 1543

Famous Deaths

Nicolaus Copernicus

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

1543 Highlights

About May 24, 1543

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 479 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini