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Heliocentrism Collection

"Heliocentrism: A Revolutionary Concept That Shook the Universe" In the realm of celestial wonders, Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, stands tall in front of Argus

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Urania, the Muse of Astronomy represented in front of Argus, holding a telescope

Urania, the Muse of Astronomy represented in front of Argus, holding a telescope
GIA4709988 Urania, the Muse of Astronomy represented in front of Argus, holding a telescope. They weigh and compare the system of Copernicus (left)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543), Polish astronomer

Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543), Polish astronomer
XEE4405035 Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543), Polish astronomer, observing a moon eclipse in Rome.From " La Ciencia y sus Hombres by Louis Figuier"

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Portrait of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician, physicist and astronomer

Portrait of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician, physicist and astronomer
XEE4117187 Portrait of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician, physicist and astronomer. by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo

Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving)
533634 Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving by Bella, Stefano della (1610-64); (add.info.: Dialogo dei Massimi Sistemi)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo

Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving)
UIG5088679 Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving by Bella, Stefano della (1610-64); Science Museum, London

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo

Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving)
1830333 Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving by Bella, Stefano della (1610-64); (add.info.: Dialogo dei Massimi Sistemi)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Cover of the work ' Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo Al Sermo. Ferd. II. Big

Cover of the work " Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo Al Sermo. Ferd. II. Big
CUL4864053 Cover of the work " Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo Al Sermo. Ferd. II. Big. Duca di Toscana", 1632 (engraving); (add.info)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galileo Galilei demonstrating law of gravity in presence of Giovanni De Medici

Galileo Galilei demonstrating law of gravity in presence of Giovanni De Medici, Tribune of Galileo, Florence, c
DEX5040747 Galileo Galilei demonstrating law of gravity in presence of Giovanni De Medici, Tribune of Galileo, Florence, c.1839 (fresco) by Bezzuoli, Giuseppe (1784-1855); Museo della Specola

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galilee (1564-1642) before the Tribunal of the Inquisition The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei

Galilee (1564-1642) before the Tribunal of the Inquisition The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was sentenced in 1633
JLJ4683636 Galilee (1564-1642) before the Tribunal of the Inquisition The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was sentenced in 1633 for his work defending the heliocentric model theory of the universe

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galilee Representation of Galileo Galilei in the piece 'Galilee'by Francois Ponsard (1814-1867)

Galilee Representation of Galileo Galilei in the piece "Galilee"by Francois Ponsard (1814-1867)
JLJ4685427 Galilee Representation of Galileo Galilei in the piece " Galilee" by Francois Ponsard (1814-1867) at the French Comedie in 1867. The astronomer is represented there in prison

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galilee Representation of Galileo Galilei in the piece 'Galilee'by Francois Ponsard (1814-1867)

Galilee Representation of Galileo Galilei in the piece "Galilee"by Francois Ponsard (1814-1867)
JLJ4685434 Galilee Representation of Galileo Galilei in the piece " Galilee" by Francois Ponsard (1814-1867) at the French Comedie in 1867. The astronomer is represented there in prison

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Detail of 'Galilee (1564-1642) before the Tribunal of the Inquisition'The Italian astronomer

Detail of "Galilee (1564-1642) before the Tribunal of the Inquisition"The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei
JLJ4683640 Detail of " Galilee (1564-1642) before the Tribunal of the Inquisition" The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was condemned in 1633 for his work defending the heliocentric model

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Portrait of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician, physicist and astronomer

Portrait of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician, physicist and astronomer
XEE4403602 Portrait of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician, physicist and astronomer. from " La Ciencia y sus Hombres" by Louis Figuier

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Table showing, the rotation of earth around the sun and the representation of

Table showing, the rotation of earth around the sun and the representation of
GIA4779174 Table showing, the rotation of earth around the sun and the representation of astrological signs by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Table showing)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: The Planetary System - in 'The Land of Heaven, Astronomical Journey Over Other

The Planetary System - in "The Land of Heaven, Astronomical Journey Over Other
LSE4104261 The Planetary System - in " The Land of Heaven, Astronomical Journey Over Other Worlds" by Camille Flammarion, 1884 by Unknown Artist

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543

De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543
3715888 De revolutionibus orbium coelestium by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) with De libris revolutionum Nicolai Copernici Narratio prima by Georg Johann Rheticus (1514-74), Basel: Heinrich Petri

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: The Sun, the Earth and the Movements of the Moon - in 'The Underground World'

The Sun, the Earth and the Movements of the Moon - in "The Underground World"
LSE4104997 The Sun, the Earth and the Movements of the Moon - in " The Underground World" by Athanasi Kircheri, 17th century by Kircher

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Cover of the book 'The Sky'by Amedee Guillemin, 19th century

Cover of the book "The Sky"by Amedee Guillemin, 19th century
LSE4104600 Cover of the book " The Sky" by Amedee Guillemin, 19th century by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galileo brought before the Inquisition Court (1633). postcard after the fresco of

Galileo brought before the Inquisition Court (1633). postcard after the fresco of
XEE4103232 Galileo brought before the Inquisition Court (1633). postcard after the fresco of Barabino by Barabino, Nicolo (1832-91) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galileo Galilei watching the chandelier swinging back and forth at the Pisa Cathedral

Galileo Galilei watching the chandelier swinging back and forth at the Pisa Cathedral
AIS5354703 Galileo Galilei watching the chandelier swinging back and forth at the Pisa Cathedral 1582, 1841 by Sabatelli, Luigi (1772-1850)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: The Trial of Galileo Galilei (chromolitho)

The Trial of Galileo Galilei (chromolitho)
3620749 The Trial of Galileo Galilei (chromolitho) by Barabino, Nicolo (1832-91) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Trial of Galileo Galilei)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galileo Galilei before the judges (chromolitho)

Galileo Galilei before the judges (chromolitho)
724735 Galileo Galilei before the judges (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Galileo Galilei before the judges)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: A discourse concerning a new world & another planet in 2 bookes, 1640 (frontispiece)

A discourse concerning a new world & another planet in 2 bookes, 1640 (frontispiece)
3058199 A discourse concerning a new world & another planet in 2 bookes, 1640 (frontispiece) by Marshall, William (fl.1617-49); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galilee (or Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642) before the Holy Office in the Vatican The

Galilee (or Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642) before the Holy Office in the Vatican The
JLJ4623364 Galilee (or Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642) before the Holy Office in the Vatican The astronomer was sentenced by the Inquisition Tribunal in 1632 for defending Copernicuss theories

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Aristotle, Ptolemy and Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543)

Aristotle, Ptolemy and Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543)
LSE4102985 Aristotle, Ptolemy and Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543), astronomers - Frontispice of " Dialogus De Systemate Mundi" by Galileo Galilei, 1635

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Representation of the system of Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543)

Representation of the system of Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543)
GIA4792196 Representation of the system of Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543), a Polish doctor and astronomer. Manuscript from the 18th century

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601) in his observatory in Uranienburg - colour

Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601) in his observatory in Uranienburg - colour
GIA4739813 Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601) in his observatory in Uranienburg - colour engraving by Atlas Major Ssive and cosmographed Blavania labores

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Nicholas Copernicus (engraving)

Nicholas Copernicus (engraving)
2775136 Nicholas Copernicus (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galileo Galilei (engraving)

Galileo Galilei (engraving)
XEE1219168 Galileo Galilei (engraving) by Leoni, Ottavio (1587-1630) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 - 8 January 1642), often known mononymously as Galileo

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Aristotle, Ptolemee and Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543)

Aristotle, Ptolemee and Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543)
XEE4192053 Aristotle, Ptolemee and Nicolas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543), Astronomers - Title page of " Dialogus De Systemate Mundi" (Dialogo dei Massimi Sistemi)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Les planets et les metaux - Vignette de 1693, in '

Les planets et les metaux - Vignette de 1693, in "
LSE4101383 Les planets et les metaux - Vignette de 1693, in " Petity treatise de la baguette divinatoire" by the Abbot of Vallemont

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galilee (Galileo Galilei) before the Inquisition of the Holy Office (Holy Office

Galilee (Galileo Galilei) before the Inquisition of the Holy Office (Holy Office
XEE4404358 Galilee (Galileo Galilei) before the Inquisition of the Holy Office (Holy Office) in the Vatican (1632).Engraving after the painting by Robert-Fleury Joseph Nicolas (1797-1890)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galilee and the Inquisition: 'E pure so muove

Galilee and the Inquisition: "E pure so muove
XEE4136742 Galilee and the Inquisition: " E pure so muove! " (And yet it turns). The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Representation of the movement of the planets around the Sun

Representation of the movement of the planets around the Sun
GIA4816566 Representation of the movement of the planets around the Sun. Duppelmayer Sky Atlas, Nuremberg, 1742. by German School

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Nicolas Copernicuss system (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543) (Sun, Mercury, Venus

Nicolas Copernicuss system (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543) (Sun, Mercury, Venus
GIA4816959 Nicolas Copernicuss system (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543) (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn, etc) - in Le theatre du monde ou Nouvel atlas by Guillaume et Jean Blaeu, 1645

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Representation of the Nicolas Copernicus system (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543)

Representation of the Nicolas Copernicus system (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543)
GIA4816577 Representation of the Nicolas Copernicus system (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543). Duppelmayer Sky Atlas (?), Nuremberg, 1742

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: 17th century armillary sphere: Milan, Museo Nazionale delle Scienze e delle Tecniche

17th century armillary sphere: Milan, Museo Nazionale delle Scienze e delle Tecniche
GIA4775913 17th century armillary sphere: Milan, Museo Nazionale delle Scienze e delle Tecniche. by Unknown Artist, (17th century); Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Representation of Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Danish astronomer in his observatory Engraving

Representation of Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Danish astronomer in his observatory Engraving
JLJ4632075 Representation of Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Danish astronomer in his observatory Engraving from " Atlas Major Ssive et cosmographia Blavania labore et sumptibus" by Johannes Blaeu

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galilee (or Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) before the Holy Office in the Vatican'

Galilee (or Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) before the Holy Office in the Vatican"
JLJ4623339 Galilee (or Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) before the Holy Office in the Vatican" The astronomer was sentenced by the Inquisition Tribunal in 1632 for defending Copernicuss theories

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galileo before the Roman Inquisition, 1857 (oil on canvas)

Galileo before the Roman Inquisition, 1857 (oil on canvas)
AIS5336050 Galileo before the Roman Inquisition, 1857 (oil on canvas) by Banti, Cristiano (1824-1904); Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian physicist

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Frontispiece of 'De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium'

Frontispiece of "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium"
XEE5028771 Frontispiece of " De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium" ; Private Collection; (add.info.: Book of Nicholas Copernicus (Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543)

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Galileo Galilei, 1564 - 1642. Italian polymath. Illustration by Gordon Ross

Galileo Galilei, 1564 - 1642. Italian polymath. Illustration by Gordon Ross, American artist and illustrator (1873-1946), from Living Biographies of Famous Men

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) by Thorvaldsen (17

Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) by Thorvaldsen (17
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). Polish mathematician and astronomer. Statue by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), 1830. Warsaw. Poland

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Copernican Celestial Sphere C017 / 3499

Copernican Celestial Sphere C017 / 3499
Plate from 18th century encyclopedia showing a Copernican Celestial Sphere. The Sun is shown in the centre with the Earth and Moon revolving around it

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). Polish astronomer. Nineteenth-century engraving

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). Polish astronomer. Nineteenth-century engraving

Background imageHeliocentrism Collection: Nicolas Copernicus, Polish astronomer

Nicolas Copernicus, Polish astronomer
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Polish astronomer, mathematician, physician and jurist. Despite his numerous responsibilities and interests



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"Heliocentrism: A Revolutionary Concept That Shook the Universe" In the realm of celestial wonders, Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, stands tall in front of Argus, her gaze fixed upon the heavens. With a telescope in hand, she unveils the secrets hidden within the vast expanse above. This captivating image graces the frontispiece of Galileo's groundbreaking work "Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo, " published in 1632. Galileo Galilei, an audacious Italian astronomer and physicist, dared to challenge conventional wisdom with his heliocentric model theory. The cover engraving of his masterpiece "Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo Al Sermo Ferd. II. Big. Duca di Toscana" captures this pivotal moment when knowledge clashed with dogma. The statue of Nicolaus Copernicus serves as a testament to his profound influence on Galileo's revolutionary ideas. Copernicus' vision was brought to life by Thorvaldsen's skillful craftsmanship—a tribute to a man who forever changed our understanding of our place in the cosmos. Yet it was not without consequences that these brilliant minds challenged prevailing beliefs. In a powerful fresco depicting Giovanni De Medici witnessing Galileo demonstrate gravity's law before him, we glimpse both admiration and trepidation for this daring scientist. Sadly, history tells us that such boldness often comes at great personal cost. The Tribunal of Inquisition condemned Galileo for defending Copernicus' heliocentric model theory—an act immortalized through poignant representations like Francois Ponsard's play "Galilee. " Therein lies an imprisoned figure symbolizing society's resistance to progress and its fear of challenging established norms. Detailing this tumultuous journey is another artwork portraying Galileo standing defiantly before his accusers—his unwavering belief shining through despite persecution and condemnation.