The Star Gazer
A Brief Summary
Born on February 15, 1564, in Pisa, Italy, Galileo Galilei was a mathematics professor who made pioneering observations of nature with long-lasting implications for the study of physics. He also constructed a telescope and supported the Copernican theory, which supports a sun-centered solar system. Galileo was accused twice of heresy by the church for his beliefs, and wrote books on his ideas. He died in Arcetri, Italy, on January 8, 1642.
How He Was A Renaissance Man
He was very well rounded. He could build a telescope. He was a scientist, physicist, and a mathematician. He didn't just follow the beliefs of the crowd. He actually found out for himself.