Renaissance: Galileo Galilei
A scientist who challenged ancient ideas of man.
How Galileo met Castiglione's requirements
Places where Galileo had lived.
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.
Facts about Galileo's life.
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.