Galileo Galilei

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Galileo Galilei

Contributions to the Renaissance of Europe



Arielle MercadoMay 19, 2015World Studies7,4


Birth: Feb. 15, 1564 in Pisa, ItalyDeath: Jan. 8, 1642 (died at age 78)Education/Training:•Studied at the University of Pisa, his father hoped he'd studied medicine, but Galilei took an intrest in physics and mathematics•Studied after the Ancient Greek scientist, Aritsotle, but disagreeed with a few of his physicsOther Interesting Facts:•Never married, but had a short relationship with Marina Gamba and had three children, Vincenzio, Virginia, and Livia•First person to use the telescope, he did not invent it•Became blind at the age of 72•Got in trouble with the church for heresy, ignoring their warnings•Was placed under house arrest in 1633 for the rest of his life by the Roman Inquisition for being guilty of heresy for his Dialouge

•Disproved one of Aristotelians beliefs were heavier objects fall faster than lighter objects by conducting lots of different experiments•Invented the pump- A device that raises water by using one horse•Discovered one of the laws of the pendulum were by timing a swinging chandelier in a cathedral with his pulse

With these discoveres, he supported the Copernican system, a system that states that the earth and all the other planets revolve around the sun, but the Catholic Church did not approve of what Galileo Galilei supports. However, he was able to get permission from Pope Urban IV to write about the Corpenican System as long as he uses mathematical propsition. One of the books he wrote was the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World System.

With his improved telescope he invented the same year (1609) that could magnify objects 20x, Galileo Galilei...•Saw the moon•Discovered 4 satellites of Jupiter•Observed a supernova•Verify the phases of Venus•Discovered sunspots

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