Nicolaus Copernicus‘s book “On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres” is added to the Index of Forbidden Books

Today in Science:

1616 – Nicolaus Copernicus‘s book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres is added to the Index of Forbidden Books 73 years after it was first published.

Here’s Copernicus’s heliocentric model in the book’s manuscript. Note the Sun in the center with seven planets around it. The Index Librorum Prohibitorum was finally abolished as church law in 1965

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