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Type: Scientist
Nationality: Polish
Date of Birth: 02/19/1473


 

Nicolaus Copernicus Quotes > Of all things visible, the...

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Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
Nicolaus Copernicus

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