History: Aristarchus of Samos

Posted on Sun 02 January 2022 in history

310- 230 BCE - A Greek astronomer who is known to have developed a heliocentric view of the universe. Aristarchus of Samos believed that the Sun and stars were 'fixed' in the heavens, while the Earth rotated around the Sun in a circular orbit. Aristarchus also believed that the Earth revolved around its own axis. At this time the heliocentric view of the Earth was not well regarded, as most believed the Earth was at the center of the Sun and stars.