Travelogue

Lidzbark Warminski

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The town in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in Poland, the capital of Lidzbark County  was originally known as Lecbarg until being conquered in 1240 by the Teutonic Knights, who called it Heilsberg. In 1466, the town was integrated into the Polish province of Royal Prussia. Famous polish astronomer, Nicoloaus Copernicus lived at the castle for several years, and wrote part of his De revoloutionibus orbium coelesium there. He was the founder of modern astronomy,  in fact, Nicolaus was the first person to devise a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.