Galileo Galilei

Taylor W.

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei is known as The Father of Modern Science. Galileo is famous for a lot of things including Jupiter's moons and discovering the rings of Saturn.
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Early Life

Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy in 1564. He was the oldest of seven children, and the son of Vincenzo Galilei. Vincenzo was a musical composer, which influenced Galileo to be interested in music. As a child, Galileo was very interested in learning. Originally Galilei wanted to be a doctor, but that later changed to mathematics.


Galileo was very observant from a young age. In school, he was considered rude for asking questions and being curious. He wanted to learn on his own without school. As he grew older, he was taught Greek and Roman philosophy. He learned math from a tutor, and gave lessons to local children who didn't go to school or were having troubles. Galileo earned the chair of mathematics at the University of Pisa and later got a job as a teacher at Padja.
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Galileo has found lots of things about the world and invented lots of things. First, he created the telescope based on a spyglass. He also found that the moon is pitted, and discovered four of Jupiter's moons. Third, he discovered that Saturn has rings, the largest rings in the solar system. He found that venus has phases like Earth's moon does. Finally, he discovered that if there is no air resistance, everything falls at the same rate, no matter the object's mass.

Later life

Galileo was charged guilty of heresy and was imprisoned for life. Heresy is being opposed to church teaching, and was a crime at the time. He died January 8, 1642. Before death, Galileo wrote a book but was not able to publish it. After death, the book was smuggled out of Italy and into Holland.

Galileo Galilei - in a nutshell

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