Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Author photo. Portrait by Torun, early 16th Century (Wikimedia Commons)

Portrait by Torun, early 16th Century (Wikimedia Commons)

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
725 (2,215)2026,378 (4)60
Britannica Great Books: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler (Contributor) 315 copies, 3 reviews
On The Shoulders Of Giants (Contributor) 957 copies, 8 reviews
Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (Contributor) 414 copies, 1 review

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: gangleri-pir, private member, private member, gangleri-am, gangleri-lat, private member

Add to favorites

Nicolaus Copernicus has 2 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Copernicus was apparently fluent in several languages but his written communications were mostly in Latin.
He studied law and medicine at Bologna and Padua and received his doctorate of canon law in Ferrara. However, mathematics and astronomy were always a great interest to him and his achievements in the field of observational and mathematical astronomy are the accomplishments for which Copernicus is remembered today.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (4)
1 1
2 4
2.5 1
3 27
3.5 2
4 39
4.5 8
5 36

Author pictures (6)


(see all 6 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combination issues. This author has combination issues that need to be cleared up.

Combine/separate works

Author division

Nicolaus Copernicus is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Nicolaus Copernicus is composed of 13 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 149,240,082 books! | Top bar: Always visible