Galileo Galilei

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Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was born on February 15th 1564 in Pisa, Italy and died at the age of 78 on January 8th 1642. Galileo went to the University of Pisa to study to become a doctor but instead decided to become a scientist. He had been doing astronomy all of his adult life and that is what helped him discover four of the moons around Jupiter and his inventions. Unfortuntetly he had to hide all this information from the catholic church who he had a big dispute with. Galileo was an incredible man because he help us understand and learn more about space.


Galileo - 1564 Maria - 1570 Virginia - 1600 Livia - 1601 Vincenzo - 1606

Galileo was never married but he had a relationship with a women named Maria Gamba who he had met on one of his many trips to Venice.On the 16th of August 1600 they had their first child named Virginia Galilei. On the 18th of August 1601 they had their second child named Livia Galilei. And in the year of 1606 they had their third and final child named Vincenzo Galilei.


Galileo never received any awards during his life, but his work had a huge affect on astronomy.


Galileo's major inventions were...- Telescope- Thermometer- CompassThe reason why Galileo invented all of these things was to help him with his discoveries and to help raise money for his family.


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Life as a child

Galileo was the eldest of six (some believe seven) children. Galileo's family was quite poor. His father was also a musician.


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