Galileo Galilei

The scientist

Background

Galileo was born in Pisa on February 15,1564, the youngest of 7 children. He died on January 8, 1642 at the age of 88 due to a fever and heart palpitations. He lived in Italy with his wife and children, two daughter Maria, and Livia and his son Vincenzo.

Achievements

Galileo is responsible for the birth of modern science and establishing the scientific method. Galileo invented the military compass and the ballistic calculation geometric. He discovered the Law of Inertia and Jupiter's four moons. The telescope was greatly improved by Galileo.

Impact on Today

Galileo's improvement of the telescope changed the way people view the solar system and the universe. The telescope gave him the support to prove the Earth go around the Sun. Heliocentric is now accepted because of this evidence.

Interesting Facts

  1. Galileo moved from Padua to Florence
  2. Galileo took a position at the court of the Medici family
  3. Produced 2 treatises
  4. Master of both poet text and Geometric lore
  5. Hobbies:Drawing and Inventing things
  6. Became blind at the age of 72
  7. Was under house arrest at the age of 69 til death

project citation

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