Who first proposed the principle of the heliocentric theory?

Galileo
Nicolaus Copernicus
Archimedes
Aristarchus of Samos
Aristarchus of Samos, Aristar­chos (approx. 320 approx. 250 BC), was the Greek as­tronomer and math­e­ma­ti­cian from Alexan­dri­a. He believed that the Earth revolves around the Sun, which is the center of the world, and the oc­cur­rence of day and night is related to the Earth's rotation around its axis. He also tried to math­e­mat­i­cal­ly de­ter­mine the size of the Sun and the Moon, as well as their distance from Earth.

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Galileo
Nicolaus Copernicus
Archimedes
Aristarchus of Samos
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flagItaly
22%
5%
11%
61%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
26%
18%
11%
43%
119
flagthe United States
19%
22%
14%
42%
107
flagPoland
26%
22%
10%
40%
3209
flagGermany
31%
20%
6%
40%
44
flagFrance
25%
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flagUnknown
18%
42%
8%
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49
flagIndia
23%
43%
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flagthe Netherlands
70%
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10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
75%
16%
8%
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Gender

men37%
women33%
Galileo
24%
32%
Nicolaus Copernicus
26%
22%
Archimedes
11%
11%
Aristarchus of Samos
37%
33%

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