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The scientific revolution was the emergence of modern science during the early modern period, when developments in mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology, medicine, and chemistry transformed views of society and nature. According to traditional accounts, the scientific revolution began in Europe towards the end of the Renaissance era and continued through the late 18th century, influencing the intellectual social movement known as the Enlightenment. While its dates are disputed, the publication in 1543 of Nicolaus Copernicus's De revolutionibus orbium coelestium and Andreas Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica is often cited as marking the beginning of the scientific revolution. By the end of the 18th century the scientific revolution had given way to the "Age of Reflection". Philosopher and historian Alexandre Koyré coined the term scientific revolution in 1939 to describe this epoch.
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