Galileo Galilei

Famous Astronomer

Backround

Galileo made friends with wealthy families and offered to teach science to their children

Achivements

The sand glass was one of the only to measure time before Galileo's discovery.

He gained a reputation among Florentine mathematics and philosophy.

Galileo's rising reputation as a mathematician and natural philosopher gain him a teaching at the University of Pisa in 1589.