Galileo Galilei

by Spencer Smith

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Quick look

Galileo Galilei was born in Florence, Italy in February 15, 1564. . He died in Arcetri, Italy, January 8, 1643 at an impressive 77 years old. Most people of his time were lucky to last till their thirties.

History of Galileo

Galileo was known as the "The Father of modern science." He was a mathematics professor and also called a "heretic" or someone that believes in something other then what the church says is right.

The medicine and technology of the age

The great wisdom of the times during Galileo's life include the huge use of lead. They used lead as cups and the casks that wine was safer to drink than water even though they put lead as a sweetener and fermented in a cask laden with lead.

Significance

Galileo is the “father of modern day science” he first discovered jupiter’s moons and created the theory that the earth rotated around the sun. along with making a military compass that insured cannonballs hit their targets.also he improved the telescope to where it multiplied to 30x.


Disease

kidney failure from lead poisoning it causes intense stomach pains and mental disturbances.

How is Lead poisoning treated today.

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) for higher levels.

Interesting facts on Galileo Galilei

When Galileo's body was being transported to a larger tomb fans took 3 fingers a vertebra and a tooth from his body. He lived till 77 years that’s 2 life times for a normal person of his time.

Inquisition

An official investigation, especially one of a political or religious nature, characterized by lack of regard for individual rights, prejudice on the part of the examiners, and recklessly cruel punishment.

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Contraption

A mechanical device

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Hernia

The protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening in its surrounding walls, especially in the abdominal region.

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