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Copernicus
believed that the sund is the center of the universe. Heliocentric Theory
Kepler
Certain mathematical laws govern planetary motion.
Bacon
Understanding world would lead to scientists have more knowledge that would improve peoples lives.
Descartes
developed analytical geometry, which linked Algebra and Geometry. Provided an important new tool for scientic research.
Newton
Explained laws of Gravity and published ideas in The Mathematical Principles fo Natural Philosophy.
Zacharias Janssen
Invented the first microscope in 1590.
Farenheit
person discovered degrees in Farenheit and made first Mercury thermometer in glass.
Celsius
Person discovered degrees in celcius. Water freezing at 0 degrees.
Edward Jenner
First smallpox vaccine
Robert Boyle
Father of chemistry
Thomas Hobbes
Believed in Social Contract. Absolute monarchy.
Locke
Natural Rights=Life, Liverty, and Property. Government gets power from people.
Voltaire
Influential philosophe, published works arguing for tolerance, imprisoned twice for his views.
Montesquieu
Like British government and favors power seperation.
Rousseau
Believed in Social Contract, Direct Democracy.
Beccaria
Call for speedier court hearings.
Wollstonecraft
Womens education should be second to mens.