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History 2-17


Discovered America Christopher Columbus
Portugese explorer that sailed around the tip of Africa Vasco de Gama
First person to sail around the world Ferdinand Magellan
Thought that the earth orbits the sun Nicolaus Copernicus
Planet Eliptical orbits Johannes Kepler
Improved the telescope, discovered new planets,observed gravity Galileo Galiei
Gravity, Laws of motion, calculus Isaac Newton
Believed people are born with right, social contract John Locke
Book "Spirit of Laws", separation of powers Montesquieu
Disliked the Catholic Church, supported Deism, religion freedom Voltaire
Roman Catholism, made people convert or they had to leave. Spent tons of money, lived in a lavish palace Louis XIV
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