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History of Physics and Astronomy

0 AD to 1500 AD

This section shows the important events in Physics and Astronomy from 0 AD years until 1500 AD. The names of people are highlighted in blue, important people are in bold blue.


50 Cleomedes studied refraction
70-147 Ptolemy
77 Pliny watching gladiators through an emerald
662 Arabic numerals in west Severus Sebockt
800 School of Science founded in Baghdad
930 1003 Gerbert - pope
965 -1038 Al Hazan
990 Pope Sylvester III labels beads in the abacus
1350 Spectacles
1450 Printing invention of printing
1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci
1472 Halley's comet observed Johannes Regiomontanus
1473-1543 Copernicus
1476 Printing press - Caxton
 
 
 
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