Dates
Characters
Theories and discoveries
1304
Theodoric of Freibourg
Experiments to investigate rainbows
1320
William of Occam
Occam’s Razor
1355
Jean Buridan
Physics of impetus
1440
Nicolas Cusanus
Earth is in motion
1440
Nicolas Cusanus
Infinite universe
1450
Johann Gutenberg
First printing press in Europe
1472
Johannes Regiomontanus
Observation of Halley’s comet
1480
Leonardo de Vinci
Description of parachute
1480
Leonardo de Vinci
Compares reflection of light to reflection of sound waves
1490
Leonardo de Vinci
Capillary action
1492
Leonardo de Vinci
Foresees flying machines
1494
Leonardo de Vinci
Foresees pendulum clock