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  Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was an Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to the development of the scientific method.
Galileo was born in Pisa, Tuscany, on February 15, 1564, the oldest son of Vincenzo Galilei, a musician who made important contributions to the theory and practice of music and who may have performed some experiments with Galileo in 1588-89 on the relationship between pitch and the tension of strings.
Galileo here treated for the first time the bending and breaking of beams and summarized his mathematical and experimental investigations of motion, including the law of falling bodies and the parabolic path of projectiles as a result of the mixing of two motions, constant speed and uniform acceleration.
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 Galileo Galilei
Galileo tried to create this using a variety of lenses and he soon succeeded in making a basic telescope using a concave and a convex lens at either end of a lead tube.
Galileo remained silent on the subject for a number of years, working on a method of determining longitudes at sea by using his predictions of the positions of Jupiter's satellites.
Galileo was summoned to Rome to face the Inquisition and to stand trial for "grave suspicion of heresy." This charge was grounded on a report that Galileo had been personally ordered in 1616 not to discuss Coperican theory either orally or in writing.
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 Galileo Galilei
Galileo published his views on the latter in his Three Letters to Mark Wesler, in response to the three letters written earlier by Christoph Scheiner to the same Wesler.
On June 22 1633 Galileo was forced to kneel in front of the Roman Inquisition and recant his beliefs in the Copernican doctrine and the motion of the Earth.
Galileo's sentence was upheld rather rigidly despites numerous appeals to the Inquisition and the Pope by Galileo himself, as well as numerous prominent scientists and statesmen in Italy and Europe.
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 Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
Galileo was one of the earliest to propose abstract dynamical theories which were ideal and would not be observed under less than ideal circumstances.
Galileo enunciated the law of fall (which states that distance traveled is proportional to the square of time) and the time law (which states that velocity is proportional to time).
Galileo suddenly lost favor with the church, and was forced to recant his Copernican views and put under house arrest.
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 Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics and You - Timeline - Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1564, the same year William Shakespeare was born and the year that Michelangelo died.
Galileo noticed, while on a walk, that hailstones appeared to hit the ground at the same time regardless of their size.
Galileo's views were not readily accepted by the Church and he was called before the Pope to account for his dissident views.
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 Galileo Galilei (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) has always played a key role in any history of science and, in many histories of philosophy, he is a, if not the, central figure of the scientific revolution of the 17th century.
Galileo discovered many things: with his telescope, he was the first to observe the moons of Jupiter and discuss the mountains on the Moon; he determined the parabolic path of projectiles and calculated the law of free fall on the basis of experiment.
Galileo Galilei, The Institute and Museum of the History of Science of Florence, Italy.
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Galileo, in consequence of this and other troubles, found it prudent to quit Pisa and betake himself to Florence, the original home of his family.
Finally, the spots on the sun, which Galileo soon perceived, served to prove the rotation of that luminary, and that it was not incorruptible as had been assumed.
The direct services which Galileo rendered to astronomy are virtually summed up in his telescopic discoveries, which, brilliant and important as they were, contributed little or nothing to the theoretical perfection of the science, and were sure to be made by any careful observer provided with a telescope.
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 IMA Hero: Galileo Galilei HH
Galileo was the first person to use a telescope to look at the universe.
Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 15, 1564.
Galileo was educated by his father until he was 10 years old.
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 BBC - History - Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Galileo Galilei was born on 15 February 1564 near Pisa, the son of a musician.
In 1614, Galileo was accused of heresy for his support of the Copernican theory that the sun was at the centre of the solar system.
Galileo was summoned to appear before the Inquisition in Rome.
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 Galileo biography
In 1591 Vincenzo Galilei, Galileo's father, died and since Galileo was the eldest son he had to provide financial support for the rest of the family and in particular have the necessary financial means to provide dowries for his two younger sisters.
Galileo wrote to his friend Paolo Sarpi, a fine mathematician who was consultor to the Venetian government, in 1604 and it is clear from his letter that by this time he had realised his mistake.
Galileo first turned his telescope on Saturn on 25 July 1610 and it appeared as three bodies (his telescope was not good enough to show the rings but made them appear as lobes on either side of the planet).
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Galileo was the first of seven children.His father was a cloth merchant as well as a noted musician who wrote several treatises on musical theory His family belonged to the nobility but was not rich.His father was a cloth merchant as well as a noted musician who wrote several treatises on musical theory.
As a result of inspecting Galileo's letter, in February 1616, it was agreed by the Inquisition that the immobility of the Sun at the centre of the universe was absurd in philosophy and formally heretical, and that the mobility of Earth was absurd in philosophy and at least erroneous in theology.
In defence, Galileo secured from Bellarmino a letter stating that this was not the case but that he had had been notified of the Papal decision to censor Copernicus' De Revolutionibus because a heliostatic claim was contrary to the literal meaning of Scripture.
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 Galileo Galilei | Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo pioneered "experimental scientific method" and was the first to use a refracting telescope to make important astronomical discoveries.
Galileo made a series of profound discoveries using his new telescope, including the moons of the planet Jupiter and the phases of the planet Venus (similar to those of Earth's moon).
Galileo's development of a telescope and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of the four writings included in this book.
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 :: NASA Quest > Archives ::
Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564, 21 years after the death of Copernicus and three days before the death of Michelangelo.
Galileo's father was hardly overjoyed about this turn of events, since a mathematician's earning power was roughly around that of a musician, but it seemed that this might yet allow Galileo to successfully complete his college education.
Galileo needed the money to support his siblings, his mistress (a 21 year old with a reputation as a woman of easy habits), and his three children (two daughters and a boy).
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 Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist and astronomer.
Galileo used his mathematics knowledge and technical skills to improve upon the spyglass and build a telescope.
After Galileo began publishing papers about his astronomy discoveries and his belief in a heliocentric, or Sun-centered, Universe, he was called to Rome to answer charges brought against him by the Inquisition (the legal body of the Catholic Church).
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 Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer and physicist who lived between 1564-1642.
The telescope also allowed Galileo to confirm the work of Copernicus in that the planets circle the Sun (as opposed to all heavenly bodies circling the Earth).
Galileo's work offended the Roman Catholic Church and he was convicted of heresy in 1616 by the Inquisition.
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 The Galileo Project
Galileo was attracted to mathematics and studied it under Ostillio Ricci in 1583.
It is known to everyone that Galileo was denounced to the Inquisition in 1615 and that he was tried and condemned by the Inquisition in 1633, living the rest of his life under house arrest.
For the dedication Galileo received a gold chain and a gold medal worth 400 scudi, and not long thereafter he received the appointment at the court.
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 Galileo Galilei
This website is dedicated to Galileo Galilei, his inventions and discoveries.
Galileo biography quiz 1 - Dates and places associated with Galileo Galilei
Galileo's thermometer and his other discoveries and inventions
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 Galileo Galilei - A přece se točí! | životopis
Galileo Galilei ale také svůj dalekohled obrátil směrem k obloze.
Galileo Galilei zjistil nezávislost doby kmitu kyvadla na druhu kývajícího tělesa.
V Rozpravách (1638) Galileo Galilei stanovil, že výšku tónů lze vyjádřit počtem kmitů, a že počet kmitů struny závisí na její délce, napětí a tloušťce.
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 Galileo Galilei
Galileo had many influential friends who were able to help him gain an appointment as a lecturer of mathematics at the University of Pisa in 1859 and then as the chair of mathematics at the University of Padua in 1592.
Galileo was then warned by the church not to teach heliocentrism as fact, only as a theory.
For defying the warning of the Catholic Church Galileo was forced to recant and was placed under house arrest for the rest of his life.
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 Galileo Galilei - Wikiquote
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.
Note: Galileo's "intimate friend and disciple, the well known Father Renieri" was chair of the mathematics department at the University of Pisa from 1640 to 1647.
The private Life of Galileo: Compiled primarily from his correspondence and that of his eldest daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, (nun in the Franciscan convent of St. Matthew, in Arcetri), 1870, Boston : Nichols and Noyes.
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 Galileo Galilei
Galileo brings the Italian senators to the tower of Basilica of Saint Mark's, his purpose not yet revealed.
Born as Galileo Galilei, on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy, Galileo invented even as a child.
Galileo did not want to do this, but did as he was told.
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 Trial of Galileo Galilei
Galileo facing the Roman Inquistion by Cristiano Banti (1857).
Galileo's world of science and humanism collides with the world of Scholasticism and absolutism that held power in the Catholic Church.
The result is a tragedy that marks both the end of Galileo's liberty and the end of the Italian Renaissance....
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Galileo long accepted Copernicusí idea that Earth and the other planets orbited the sun, but he was the first able to prove it based on his observations with a telescope.
When Galileo heard of it, he quickly made his own and turned it on the heavens.
For his efforts, and their devastating effect on the religious dogma of the time, he was forced to recant his findings before the Inquisition and spent the last decade of his life under house arrest.
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  Saggio Breve Su Galileo Galilei
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