Copernicus Banned

Nicolaus Copernicus’ book De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) was temporarily suspended and added to the Index of Prohibited Books in 1616. First published in Nuremberg in 1543, the book proposed that Earth and other planets orbited the Sun. At the time of its publication, Copernicus’ book had not created much controversy, however, following Galileo’s support for Copernicus’ theory, De Revolutionibus was officially banned. Copernicus, who died in 1543, would never know what controversy his work had caused. – Via CSSR