Scientific and Technological Events from 1500 C.E. to 1599 C.E.

© Copyright Andy Pepperdine, 2007 - 2009

Some of these entries need cross-checking against more citations.


Date

Science events

Political events

1512


Michelangelo completes the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

1514

Copernicus circulates a hand-written book (Little Commentary) clearly stating his theory that the Sun is the centre of planetary orbits. First to explain the retrograde motion of planets by movement of the Earth.


1517


Luther nails his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg.

1532


Machiavelli's Il Principe published, but written earlier, probably about 1515.

1543

Copernicus publishes De revolutionibus orbium coelestium.

In anatomy, Vesalius challenges Galen's teaching in De Humani Corporis Fabrica. Produces accurate drawings of the human body's anatomy.


1545

Cardan gives complete solutions to the cubic and quartic equations, based on earlier partial work by Tartaglia.


1569

Mercator invents his projection.


1572


Massacre of Huguenots in Paris.

1582

Clavius' calendar (now known as the Gregorian) introduced in Italy.



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