Galileo and his Theory
What did people see it as
What happened then?
The issue that happened in the 17th century was that Galileo supported heliocentric theory which was thought of by Copernicus. This ended up putting him in jail for life by the Roman Catholic Church in 1633 because the public disagreed with the theory. Although he was to serve his sentence by being imprisoned, due to his advanced age by then he was able to serve the remaining sentence under house arrest.
Galileo was an extremely talented person. He was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and also a mathematician who played a major part of the scientific revolution during the Renaissance period. His achievements include upgrades to the telescope, frequent observations in the field of astronomy and support for heliocentrism (the theory invented by Copernicus). Galileo has been nicknamed the "father of modern observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", and the "father of modern science". Each name he has been given, relates to one of the achievements that he has attained