Galileo

Astronomer

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Background

  • Galileo was born February 15th 1564 in Piza, Italy
  • Galileo died on January 8th 1642 in Arcetri, Italy
  • Galileo was an Italian Astronomer
  • Was the first born child to his father, Vincenzio Galilei
  • Galileo started his formal education in Florence in the near by monastery of Vallombrosa in 1574

Achievments

  • Galileo built his first telescope in 1609
  • Galileo's first discovery was that the moon was mountainous and pitted.
  • His first spontaneous discovery was that there were four moons orbiting Jupiter.
  • Cosmo de-Medici named Galileo his personal mathmatition

Impact on Today

  • Historians disagreed on Galileo's role as the "Founder of the modern science"
  • Some people douted that experiments played any role at all in the scientific development
  • Galileo's real originality lays in the way approached certain problems

Intresting Facts

  • Galileo never married
  • He had two daughters
  • Galileo was missing his middle finger off of his right hand
  • Galileo was blind during the last year of his life
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Citations

Galileo. Professor Chris Mihos, n.d. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. <http://burro.astr.cwru.edu/>.

Smith, Mark A. "Galileo." World Book. N.p.: n.p., 2005. N. pag. Print.