It happened on MAY 24

Nicolaus Copernicus died in Frombork (Poland). A canon at the cathedral in his diocese, he studied mathematics in Krakow and canon law in Bologna. Near his death, he turned his work On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres in for publication, in which he maintained the simplicity and mathematical coherence of the heliocentric system. The introduction to his work, written after his death by Osiander, emphasized (probably against Copernicus’ wishes) that the work was merely a mathematical exercise on the part of the author.

The Roman Catholic Church’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published the Instruction Donum veritatis, explaining the scope of the theologian’s work in serving the People of God and the relationship between theologians and the teachings of the Church’s Magisterium.


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