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
27%
4%
13%
54%
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flagUkraine
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54%
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flagthe United Kingdom
27%
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flagthe Philippines
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flagthe United States
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flagPoland
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flagGermany
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flagFrance
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagIndia
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flagUnknown
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flagSweden
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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men30%
women31%
Galileo
27%
34%
Nicolaus Copernicus
28%
22%
Archimedes
13%
11%
Aristarchus of Samos
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