Tag Archives: Ptolemy

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)

Arpan K. Banerjee Solihull, United Kingdom   Fig 1. Statue of Copernicus, Warsaw, Poland. Photo by Arpan K. Banerjee. Nicolaus Copernicus was born on 19 Feb 1473 in the Prussian town of Torun, now part of Poland. He studied at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow, and although his main subjects were mathematics and astronomy, he […]

Philosophy of science and medicine series — IV: Alexandrian period

Philip Liebson Chicago, Illinois, United States                      Euclid                                        Ptolemy  The Alexandrian tradition was first manifested in the Royal Museum in Alexandria, established by the Ptolomies who ruled […]