Galileo Galilei

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  • Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo Galilei is born

    Galileo Galilei is born
    Galileo Galilei was born is Pisa, Italy. His parents were Vincenzo Galilei(Father) and Giulia Di Cosimo Ammannati.
  • 1574

    Galileo’s family moves to Florence

    Galileo’s family moves to Florence
    Galileo’s family decided to move to Florence from where he originally came from in Pisa.
  • Galileo discovers and learns about the telescope

    Galileo discovers and learns about the telescope
    Galileo discovers the new invention, the telescope. Galileo proceeds to further improve the invention and allow it to have greater potential. He does this by improving the overall magnification of the telescope.
  • Galileo makes multiple discoveries using his telescope

    Galileo makes multiple discoveries using his telescope
    1) Moon is rough and not smooth as other scientists believed
    2) The Milky Way is composed of many stars
    3) Jupiter has many small satellites(moons)
  • Galileo visits Rome

    Galileo visits Rome
    Galileo visits Rome to demonstrate and present his new telescope.
  • While in Rome, Galileo is warmly welcomed and accepted

    While in Rome, Galileo is warmly welcomed and accepted
    In 1613 Galileo felt warmly accepted in Rome and wrote three letters to take his position apart of the Heliocentric theory.
  • Galileo’s writings has been banned

    Galileo’s writings has been banned
    After the accusations and conflict, the Catholic Church declared Galileo’s writing banned. The Church also warns him not to hold onto his beliefs anymore.
  • Galileo returns to Rome to appeal his 1616 restraint

    Galileo returns to Rome to appeal his 1616 restraint
    Galileo returns to Rome to appeal his 1616 restraint and the Pope allows some exceptions. He is told he is allowed to write but only as a non-bias perspective. He must write letters from both theories and both perspectives.
  • Galileo is put under house arrest

    Galileo is put under house arrest
    After being accused of heresy Galileo is put under house arrest for eight years until his death.
  • Galileo becomes blind

    Galileo becomes blind
    Galileo becomes blind as a result of the combination of Cataracts and Glaucoma.
  • Galileo dies from long term illness at the age of 78

    Galileo dies from long term illness at the age of 78
    After having 3 children in his life, Galileo dies from long-term illness
    Children: Maria Celeste(Daughter), Vincenzo Gamba(Son) and Livia Galilei(Daughter)
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    Galileo’s Occupation/Research

    Galileo was an Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, philosopher and professor. In 1592 he became the chair of the mathematics department in the University of Pisa.
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    Galileo and Rome have conflict and affairs

    The three letters he wrote in 1613 were read and went against what the Aristotelian Scholars and Philosophers believed at the time. The Church was convinced by Aristotelian Scholars and convicted Galileo of contradicting scripture.
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    Galileo retires from his work

    Galileo retires from his work and goes to live in his home in Bellosguardo near Florence.
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    Galileo is put on trial for heresy (belief of contrary to orthodox religious beliefs)

    After Galileo returned he composed a letter and the contents aggravated the Pope and he was put on trial for heresy.