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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