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Galileo Galilee

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  • Feb 15, 1564


    Galileo was born 15 February,1564 in Pisa, Italy.
  • May 9, 1574

    Moving and education

    In 1574, the family moved to Florence.Where Galileo started his formal education at the Camaldolese monastery in Vallombrosa.
  • University of Pisa

    In 1583, Galileo entered the University of Pisa to study medicine. Armed with high intelligence and talent, he soon became fascinated with many subjects, particularly mathematics and physics
  • Left the University

    Galileo left the university in 1585 before earning his degree.
  • Studying

    Galileo continued to study mathematics, supporting himself with minor teaching positions. During this time he began his two-decade study on objects in motion and published The Little Balance, describing the hydrostatic principles of weighing small quantities, which brought him some fame.
  • Job

    This gained him a teaching post at the University of Pisa, in 1589. There Galileo conducted his fabled experiments with falling objects and produced his manuscript Du Motu (On Motion), a departure from Aristotelian views about motion and falling objects
  • Actual Inventions

    In 1597, Galileo invented a geometric compass, a scientific instrument with two arms that can be used for making calculations and geometric measurements.
  • Death

    after suffering fever and heart palpitations, he died on 8 January 1642, aged 77.