Galileo Galilei

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Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. He attending University of Pisa, first as a medical student, then as a math student.He is considered the Father of Modern Science for his contributions of the telescope, microscope, thermoscope. He also discovered that the moon was not flat and smooth, that jupiter had its own moons, and that the planets revolved around the Sun.Galileo had two daughters, Virginia and Livia, and a son, Vicenzo.


1564 - Galileo was born1581 - Student at University of Pisa1592- Created Thermoscope (measuring heat)1602- Studied Magnetism1609 - Created 1st telescope1610 - Found Jupiters Moons??- Created Microscope??- Discovered the Sun was the center of the universe (just as Copernicus thought)1632- Dialouge on the Two Great Systems was written contridicting Aristoleian Theory.1633- Sentenced to House Arrest for standing up for his beliefs/findings. 1642- Died

Accomplished Mathematician and Philosphor showing that all ideas should be tested and not just accepted as is.Discovered the theory of Center of Gravity which led the way for Sir Issac Newton to discover the laws of Gravity and Motion.Refined and created the most powerful telescope.Discovered the Solar System and that the sun is the center of the universe.

Lasting Impact

Galileo's discovery of the planets and the stars, along with the first high-powered telescope has created a lifetime of hobbies for many.


- Galileo, Leonard Everett Fisher (1992)"Galileo." 2014. The Biography Channel website. Feb 18 2014, 07:14

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