The Life of Galileo Galilei

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Galileo Galilei is considered one of the greatest scientists of all time. He was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who very strongly supported Copernicanism, which is the idea that the earth orbits the sun. It was hard to advocate Copernicanism because it was a very controversial idea during that time. Galileo was a leader in the Scientific Revolution. He made discoveries in the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials. In motion, his famous scientific discoveries were circular inertia, law of falling bodies and parabolic path of projectiles. In mathematics, he changed philosophy from a verbal explanation to a mathematical one in which experimentation was a method for discovering facts of nature. In astronomy, he revolutionized telescope and made way for the recognition of the Copernican heliocentric system. Galileo changed the world forever. Galileo’s childhood was full of schooling and studying. Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 15, 1564. Galileo, the oldest child in the family, was born to Guilia Ammannati, and Vincenzo Galilei, who was a great musician. When Galileo was eight, he moved to Florence. He went to the monastery school at Vallombrosa in his teens. Galileo later studied at University of Pisa, where he was supposed to study being a doctor, but instead he was captivated with math and decided to make math and philosophy his job, against his father’s will. Even though he was very young, Galileo

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