1. Copernicus was born on Polish land (at the time yes, and the boarders change often, yes, FACT, but it was Polish at the time)
Shortly before it was a longtime German Hansestadt...do you really think that changed overnight???
Remember...no forced expellations of the native population!
3. His father was Polish, and considered himself Polish. Males count more it seems, (patriarchal society) when determining nationality in the centuries past, therefore, Nicholas is Polish.
You would be the first one actually to bring such, since even the name suggests that also his father was german!
He several times signed as his name Kopperlingk, possibly because his father's family business in the city of Thorn/Torun was copper and therefore the Low German Kopper (High German Kupfer) and the -lingk ending indicated someone who dabbled in copper. It has been the custom of German people to take on the occupations or the town names as last names.
Just read the link again...
Why are you ignoring Kopernikus himself? Would he write that if he was a proud Pole???
Nicolaus Copernicus Canon [in] Warmia, in Prussia Germaniae mathematician
And again...why not sharing him?
One can say summarizing, that Copernicus' working language was Latin, his mother tongue was German, his sovereign was Polish and his father tongue was probably Polish. He is undisputedly a Central-European
POLSKAAAAAA, BIALO CZERWONI, POLSKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, BIALO CZERWONI!
I can go...but that won't strengthen your argument nor will it make Kopernikus polish over night, sorry! :)
The Poles are right about being suspicious of Germans trying to have too much control in the E.U. This is what happens.
The German led EU using a time machine to make Barbara Watzenrode giving birth to baby Nikolaus just to spite today Poles??? Whoa....that is so mean! :(
You should definitely rise up against that terror regime! Who knows what else those devilish Germans have planned against the poor Poles!