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    • Galileo Galilei 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642
    • Family Life
      • Born in Pisa, Italy
      • Eldest of 6
      • Was urged into medical school by father but dropped out to study Mathematics
      • Had 3 children out of wedlock with Marina Gamba.
      • Galileo considered 2 daughters unmarriageable because of the wedlock and sent them to convent.
    • Acomplishments
      • Made telescope 3x the magnification of the previous one created by Hans Lippershey.
      • Later created telescope 30x better then the first.
      • Found 3 out of the 4 moons orbiting Jupiter
      • proved that Venus orbited sun
      • Galileo’s paradox- as many perfect squares as are whole numbers.
    • Religion
      • Galileos ideas that the sun stood stationary and the earth revolved went against the scripture.
      • 1616 Galileo went to Rome to convince the church not to ban his work.
      • Galileo was imprisoned and later put on house arrest on count of "vehemently being suspect of heresy"
      • All Galileo’s work and anything he was to publish in the future was banned.
    • After life
      • Galileo died at the age of 77 on January 8 1642
      • Pope Urban VIII protested his wished burial next to his father so he was instead laid in a small chapel at the end of a corridor
      • Galileo was recently selected to be on a collectors coin commemorating the 400 th anniversary of the inventions of Galileo’s Telescope.
    • Citations
      • &quot;Galileo Galilei.&quot; wikipedia . 4/20/09. 21 Apr 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei#Church_controversy>.
      • The Galileo Project . 21 Apr 2009 <http://galileo.rice.edu/lib/catalog.html>.
      • &quot;Galileo Galilei.&quot; LucidCafe . 2008. 21 Apr 2009 <http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96feb/galileo.html>.