Scientist, mathematician, and Astronomer Born: February 15, in Pisa, Italy Died: Improving the telescope to be used to study the planets and stars Biography: Early Life Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy where he grew up with his brothers and sisters during the Italian Renaissance.
He was a mathematician, astronomer, physicist, writer, and philosopher. He had a great contribution in the scientific revolution.
His parents were a famous musician, Vincenzo Galilei, and Giulia Ammannati. He also became a good lutenist as like his father. Inhe got admitted to the famous University of Pisa.
But with his talent, soon he became interested in mathematics and physics. After supporting the Aristotelian theory he got a good position in the most powerful scientific authority powered by the Roman Catholic Church.
But for financial problems, he left the university in Galileo Galilei Then he continued to study mathematics. For this book, he became a bit famous and he got a teaching post at the University of Pisa in Then Galileo began to write his study of falling objects which was different from Aristotelian theory.
For that reason, he lost the job at the University of Pisa in In he modified a telescope to observe the sky.
Soon he began to support the Copernican theory that the sun is the center and the earth is circling the sun. Which was completely offensive to Aristotelian and Roman Catholic Church theories.
In he wrote a letter to his student describing the similarity between Bible and Copernican theory. The church captured the letter and made it public. Then the church announced the Copernican theory illegal.
Galileo was ordered not to teach of publishing the Copernican theory about the earth. Galileo stayed silent for 7 years. He was a good friend of Galileo.
He encouraged Galileo to continue his study. But he also told him not to write anything supporting the Copernican theory.
This book was actually a discussion between Copernican and Aristotelian theory. Though he said the book was neutral, but the supporter of Aristotelian theory stood against him. The church captured and tortured him. Then the church punished him for spending his remaining years under house arrest.
Though he was not allowed to write or publish any of his work during house arrest. This great scientist died on 8 January Back to Biographies. Occupation: Scientist, mathematician, and Astronomer Born: February 15, in Pisa, Italy Died: ; January 8, Tuscany, Italy Best known for: Improving the telescope to be used to study the planets and stars Biography: Early Life Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy where he grew up with his brothers and sisters during the Italian Renaissance.
Galileo Galilei was born in the Italian city of Pisa on February 15, He was the eldest son of Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia Ammannati. His father was a well-known composer, who played the lute, a stringed instrument. A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF GALILEO GALILEI. By Tim Lambert. Galileo Galilei was born on 15 February in Pisa, Italy.
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Brief Overview. Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 18, , to a family of aristocratic lineage but average wealth. When he was seventeen, his father, a noted musician who also earned money in the wool trade, sent him to study medicine at the University of Pisa.
Galileo Galilei was an illustrious seventeenth century mathematician. Besides being a spectacular mathematician, he was an equally brilliant physicist, philosopher, engineer and Italian polymath. Galileo is credited for amazing scientific discoveries which revolutionized the world in the centuries that followed.
He made the telescopic observation of the phases of Venus and confirmed the four. Galileo Galilei (February 15, to January 8, ) was an Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, philosopher and professor who made pioneering observations of nature with long-lasting implications for the study of physics.