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Transcript of Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. He died on January 8, 1642 in Arcentri, Italy at the age of 77.
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Galileo studied at the University of Pisa.
Father: Vincenzo Galilei
Mother: Giulia De Cosimo Ammannati
Spouse: Marina Gamba (never married)
Children: Maria Celeste
February 15, 1564 - January 8, 1642
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Galileo's father was a well known composer, who played the lute, a stringed instrument.
Galileo was convicted and sentenced for supporting the Copernican model. He was placed under house arrest for the rest of his life and was banned from ever publishing his books.
By 1638, Galileo had gone completely blind.
In 1589, Galileo went to the top of the Leaning Tower and Pisa and dropped two balls with different masses at the same time. He discovered that the balls fell at the same acceleration and dropped at the same time, which was what he hypothesized. Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment disproved Aristotle's Gravity Theory.
The telescope was invented in 1608 by a dutch eyeglass maker names Hans Lipershey. He claimed the telescope had a 3x magnification. In 1609, Galileo heard of this and within days, decided to build a better version of the telescope.
Galileo was the first person to point the telescope skyward. He could see the mountains and craters on the moon. He also discovered that the sun had sun spots and Jupiter
has 4 moons.
The more that Galileo studied the sky, the more he was convinced of the sun-centered Copernicus Model of the planets. He wrote a book called "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chiefs World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican. He dedicated this book to Pope Urban VIII but his ideas were considered ridiculous and was called to appear before the inquisition in Rome in 1933. Galileo was sentenced to house arrest where we continued to study his works and write until his death in 1642.
In 1583, Galileo went to college to study medicine. With
his intelligence and talent, he became fascinated with Mathematics and Physics. While at Pisa, Galileo was exposed to the Aristotelian view of the world, then the leading scientific authority and the only one sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church. At first, Galileo supported this view, like any other intellectual of his time, and was on track to be a university professor. However, due to financial difficulties, Galileo left the university in 1585 before earning his degree. Galileo continued to study mathematics, supporting himself with minor teaching positions. Galileo developed an arrogance about his work, and his strident criticisms of Aristotle left him isolated among his colleagues. He left the University of Pisa and quickly found a new positions and the
University of Padua.