Galileo Galilei Contributions

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"Galileo, perhaps more than any single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science…Galileo was one of the first to argue that man could hope to understand how the world works, and moreover, that he could do this by observing the real world" . So, quoted Stephen Hawking. Galileo Galilei was a man who did not take others work for granted, testing and experimenting until theories, formulas, and inventions were proven or corrected. This way of thinking enabled him to prove some of Aristotles and Archimedes doctrines wrong. He improved many inventions of others, while still creating some exciting new ones of his own in the process. World changing inventions such as the telescope, which ultimately assisted in space exploration can be attributed to this man. Galileo Galilei left a lasting impression, inspiring the birth of modern science. Galileo Galilei was born on the 15th of February 1564 in Pisa Italy, the home town of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Galileo’s parents were Vincenzo and Giulia. He was born just three days before the famous painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti died. He was the oldest of 4 children; with siblings Virginia (b. 1573), Michelangelo (b. 1575) and Livia (b. 1578). In the early 1570’s Galileo’s family moved from Pisa to Florence-the capital of Tuscany. He started to experiment in science at an early age and showed an intellect similar to Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Galileo created gadgets and instruments as a child, for his own

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