The Scientific Revolution

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  • Jan 1, 1543

    Andreas Vesalius De Humani corporis fabrica

    Andreas Vesalius De Humani corporis fabrica
    It was arguably the most important anatomical texts of the century, at once criticizing the work of the ancients, principally Galen, which offering new illustrations based on first-hand observation and fresh dissections.
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  • Simon Stevin

    Simon Stevin
    In mathematics, Simon Stevin proposes the use of decimals.Stevin wrote a 36-page booklet called De Thiende all about decimals.
  • Galileo Galilei

     Galileo Galilei
    Galileo demonstrates, from the top of the leaning tower of Pisa, that a one- pound weight and a one hundred-pound weight, dropped at the same moment, hit the ground at the same moment, refuting the contention of the Aristotelian system that the rate of fall of an object is dependent upon its weight. He expounds fully on this demonstration years later in his 1638 Discourse on Two New Sciences.
  • Francois Viete Invents Analytical Trigonometry

    Francois Viete Invents Analytical Trigonometry
    Viete's invention is essential to the study of physics and astronomy.
  • William Gilbert

    William Gilbert
    provided a hyper-empirical study of magnets, magnetism, and electricity with speculations about cosmology. He is regarded by some as the father of electrical engineering or electricity and magnetism
  • Telescope

    Telescope
    The earliest evidence of working telescopes were the refracting telescopes that appeared in the Netherlands in 1608. Their development is credited to three individuals: Hans Lippershey and Zacharias Janssen, Jacob Metius, Galileo.
  • Rene Descartes Publishes His Discourse on Method

     Rene Descartes Publishes His Discourse on Method
    Descartes' work sets forth the principles of deductive reasoning as used in the modern scientific method.
  • The Royal Society of London is Officially Organized by King Charles II

    The Royal Society of London is Officially Organized by King Charles II
    The Royal Society brings together the greatest minds of the region in efforts to advance science through cooperation. Similar societies subsequently spring up throughout Europe, creating an intellectual network, which produces many of the scientific advances of the later seventeenth century
  • Robert Boyle Publishes Origin of Form and Qualities

    Robert Boyle Publishes Origin of Form and Qualities
    Boyle's work, though highly flawed, sets the stage for the study of matter on the atomic level.
  • Isaac Newton Publishes Philosophia Naturalis Principia Mathematica

    Isaac Newton Publishes Philosophia Naturalis Principia Mathematica
    Perhaps the most important event in the history of science, the Principia lays out Newton's comprehensive model of the universe as organized according to the law of universal gravitation. The Principia represents the integration of the works of all of the great astronomers who preceded Newton, and remains the basis of modern physics and astronomy.