-0310 – Aristarchus – bio

Aristarchus was born on the island of Samos in Greece around -0310. He was a mathematician and philospher and probably the first on record to propose that the Earth circled around the Sun instead of the other way around. He wrote a work titled, “On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and Moon” which attempted to calculate the sizes of those bodies and their distances from the Earth.

PRECURSOR:
-0575 – Pythagoras
Philolaus

CONCURRENT:
-0287 – Archimedes

SUBSEQUENT:
Seleucus
1473 – Copernicus
1564 – Galileo
1571 – Kepler
1642 – Newton

SEE ALSO:
Aristarchus Crater on the Moon

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