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Physics Timeline 1301 – 1499

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
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