Who is Galileo Galilei?

  • (noun): Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642).
    Synonyms: Galileo

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei (; 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642), was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of science", and "the Father of Modern Science".

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... about Aristotelian physics following Copernicus' death 1563 – Parents Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia Ammannati marry 1564 – Birth in Pisa, Italy ~1570 – Thomas ... microscope 1625 – Illustrations of insects made using one of Galileo's microscopes published 1630 – Completes Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems and subsequently ...
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