Heraclides Ponticus  

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Heraclides Ponticus (Greek: Template:Polytonic; c. 390-c. 310 BC), also known as Herakleides and Heraklides of Pontus, was a Greek philosopher and astronomer who lived and died at Heraclea Pontica, now Karadeniz Ereğli, Turkey. He is best remembered for proposing that the earth rotates on its axis, from east to west, once every 24 hours. He is also frequently hailed as the originator of the heliocentric theory, although this is doubted.

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