Renaissance: Galileo Galilei

A scientist who challenged ancient ideas of man.

How Galileo met Castiglione's requirements

Galileo spoke against his opponents using one of Castiglione's requirements, delivery when speaking, he talked not roughly but lighter and not as harsh. His dad was a musician and because of that Galileo learned how to master the lute and played very well. He was well educated too, he went to many different universities.

Places where Galileo had lived.

Galileo had lived most of his life in Florence, but after becoming involved in school went to the University of Pisa.

Galileo did not complete his degree and was forced back into Pisa because of his lack of funds.

Once again he returns to the University of Pisa and this time receives a position as a lecturer.

After this he applies and is awarded the chair of mathematics at the University of Padua, where he stayed until 1610.

He left Padua shortly after, and he gained knowledge of the telescope. He returned quickly to Padua to improve the magnification.

He left and became the first philosopher and mathematician to the grand duke of Tuscany.

Who Galileo worked for.

Galileo worked for many universities, including the University of Pisa, the University of Padua and he also worked for the grand duke of Tuscany.

Facts about Galileo's life.

Galileo was born in 1564. His father was a musician and because of this he learned how to play the lute.

Galileo was never married but he did have a wedlock named Marina Gambina.

Many years after his death, his middle finger was recovered and shown at the Museo Galileo in Italy.

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Galileo's Telescope

One of his first inventions was the telescope, he used it to determine that earth was not the center of the universe. His telescope could magnify 3 times, with this telescope he was able to look at the moon and he can also look at the 4 moons of Jupiter.

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The Hydro static Balance

Another one of Galileo's works was the hydrostatic balance, it is to show that a fluid is said to be in hydrostatic equilibrium or hydrostatic balance when it is at rest, or when the flow velocity at each point is constant over time.

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The Pendulum

In a university, Galileo examined a lamp swinging from side to side, he discovered the pendulum period, a period in which a pendulum swings back and forth.

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