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  1. 1. Galileo Galilei 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642
  2. 2. Family Life <ul><li>Born in Pisa, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Eldest of 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Was urged into medical school by father but dropped out to study Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Had 3 children out of wedlock with Marina Gamba. </li></ul><ul><li>Galileo considered 2 daughters unmarriageable because of the wedlock and sent them to convent. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Acomplishments <ul><li>Made telescope 3x the magnification of the previous one created by Hans Lippershey. </li></ul><ul><li>Later created telescope 30x better then the first. </li></ul><ul><li>Found 3 out of the 4 moons orbiting Jupiter </li></ul><ul><li>proved that Venus orbited sun </li></ul><ul><li>Galileo’s paradox- as many perfect squares as are whole numbers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Religion <ul><li>Galileos ideas that the sun stood stationary and the earth revolved went against the scripture. </li></ul><ul><li>1616 Galileo went to Rome to convince the church not to ban his work. </li></ul><ul><li>Galileo was imprisoned and later put on house arrest on count of &quot;vehemently being suspect of heresy&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>All Galileo’s work and anything he was to publish in the future was banned. </li></ul>
  5. 5. After life <ul><li>Galileo died at the age of 77 on January 8 1642 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Galileo was recently selected to be on a collectors coin commemorating the 400 th anniversary of the inventions of Galileo’s Telescope. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Citations <ul><li>&quot;Galileo Galilei.&quot; wikipedia . 4/20/09. 21 Apr 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>The Galileo Project . 21 Apr 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Galileo Galilei.&quot; LucidCafe . 2008. 21 Apr 2009 <>. </li></ul>