List of 1632 Characters - 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. In 1633 he was found guilty by the Inquisition for advocating the heliocentric theory, and condemned to house arrest for the remainder of his life. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy".

In the 1632 series: Galileo was pardoned after being defended at his trial by the Americans in 1634: The Galileo Affair.

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Galileo Galilei - Timeline
... Copernicus' death 1563 – Parents Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia Ammannati marry 1564 – Birth in Pisa, Italy ~1570 – Thomas Digges publishes. 1625 – Illustrations of insects made using one of Galileo's microscopes published 1630 – Completes Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems and subsequently receives approval of Church ...
SS Galileo Galilei - History
... Ordered by Lloyd Triestino in 1960, Galileo Galilei was built in Italy for the Australian immigrant route ... Galileo Galilei was launched on 2 July 1961 ... Galileo Galilei returned to Genoa and repaired after she stuck a reef off coast of West Africa on 13 January 1975 ...

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    I would say here something that was heard from an ecclesiastic of the most eminent degree; ‘That the intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how the heaven goes.’
    Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)

    Philosophy is written in this grand book—I mean the universe—
    which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it.
    Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)