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With the gradual acceptance of the Heliocentric system proposed by Copernicus, the science of astronomy underwent seismic change from the 16th century. Some historians would identify crucial roots of the so-called “scientific revolution” of the 16th and 17th centu…

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Guicciardini, Niccolò, “Astronomy”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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