I'd avoid Copernicus because of the debate about whether he was Polish or German.
Man was Polish. We all knows it. All Slavs knows it.
It nicely says so in Wikipedia in Serbian. Serbs knows (swhich between Cyril/Latin Serbian alphabets):
Nikola Kopernik (lat. Nicolaus Copernicus, polj. Miko│aj Kopernik, nem. Nikolaus Kopernikus, u mladosti nem. Niklas Koppernigk; Torunj, 19. februar 1473 - Frombork, 24. maj 1543) je bio poljski astronom, matematièar, pravnik, lekar i ekonomista, prvi nauènik koji je formulisao heliocentrièni model svemirskih tela.
But look what says same Wikipedia page in English. Its not nice by Anglos, masters of propaganda:
Nicolaus Copernicus (/koʊˈpɜrnɪkəs, kə-/; Polish: About this sound Miko│aj Kopernik (help·info); German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; 19 February 1473 - 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center.[a] The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution.