Heavenly bodies, and places - City Of Copernicus

Feb 28, 2013 Full story: Newkerala.com 26

Renewed interest in the celestial bodies after the recent asteroid-crush in Siberia reminds Ranjita Biswas of a visit to medieval Torun in Poland where revolutionary astronomer Copernicus lived.

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AbeUG

Basking Ridge, NJ

#22 Feb 28, 2013
Annie wrote:
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She was from Warmia and didn't speak Polish. The royal families of Europe were ethnically mixed (and still are). His father was Polish by allegiance. But then there is no Polish ethnicity, only nationality.
Copernicus' father AND mother were of Polish Catholic origins. The mother may have had a German name but that was not uncommon at all throughout history. Especially when more Poles spoke German then Germans spoke Polish and there were/are more Germans then Poles.

Copernicus' mother's family were also related and connected closely to predominately Polish families not German families....so that says something right there.

Also both Copernicus' father's family and mother's family were STAUNCH Catholics. Its unheard of for a German to be Catholic in that part of North East Germany/North Western Poland where the German population was virtually ALL Protestant. There were Germans who were Catholics but they were on the other side of Germany in South/West Germany.
AbeUG

Basking Ridge, NJ

#23 Feb 28, 2013
Atasas wrote:
1- He wasn't polak
2- Torun is not really polak city- it belonged to Balts (not fake slav's- polaks) PRUSSIANS...
Copernicus definitely was Polish. Both of his parents were STAUNCH Catholics in an area where virtually all Germans were Protestants.... so he could not be German.
Annie

London, UK

#24 Feb 28, 2013
Hi mother's family was from Warmia which was in North Eastern Poland. Same area as Prussia.
Annie

London, UK

#25 Feb 28, 2013
AbeUG wrote:
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Copernicus definitely was Polish. Both of his parents were STAUNCH Catholics in an area where virtually all Germans were Protestants.... so he could not be German.
what protestants? When Copernicus was alive the protestant movement was still in its infancy. His parents would have been around before it was conceived.
AbeUG

Basking Ridge, NJ

#26 Feb 28, 2013
Annie wrote:
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what protestants? When Copernicus was alive the protestant movement was still in its infancy. His parents would have been around before it was conceived.
Copernicus' families on both his mother's and father's sides of the family chose not to be Protestant when Martin Luther was starting to spread Protestantism. Most Germans JUMPED to be protestants in Copernicus's German/Polish area.... while virtually all ethnic Poles said a big NO WAY! to that...like virtually all of Copernicus' family.
Annie

London, UK

#27 Mar 1, 2013
AbeUG wrote:
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Copernicus' families on both his mother's and father's sides of the family chose not to be Protestant when Martin Luther was starting to spread Protestantism. Most Germans JUMPED to be protestants in Copernicus's German/Polish area.... while virtually all ethnic Poles said a big NO WAY! to that...like virtually all of Copernicus' family.
you have moved from talking about his parents to talking of their families. His father certainly died before protestantism was conceived. It's highly likely his mother was also deceased by then. Not all Germans jumped to be Lutherans and it was certainly much later that it became widespread.

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