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Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus
Poland

Monument erected in 1853 of the famous scientist, born in 1473 as Niklaus Koppernigk in Torun, died in 1543 in Frombork. The Latin inscription on the base translates as "Nicolaus Copernicus of Thorun, mover of the earth, stopper of the sun and heavens" (wikipedia reference). Photo's taken on July 14, 2010.

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