Galileo Galilei: The Life And Life Of Galileo Galilei

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When Galileo Galilei was younger many interesting things happened . Galileo galilei was born in Pisa,Italy ; to Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia Ammannati . As a child Galileo was the eldest of six children yet only four of the names are known because the other 2 children did not survive infancy . Michelangelo was the youngest of the six children. Galileo's full name was Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti da' Galilei. At the age of 8, his family moved to Florence, but he was sent to live with Jacopo Borghini for two years. Galileo was proved to be very intelligent as a child . Galileo was a young boy who enjoyed music and painting as expected because of the household he lived in , Galileo was always constructing mechanical toys for his amusement . Vincenzio was determined his son should learn and inherit his business of selling wool , but he made it his top priority to get him well-educated . When Galileo was 10, his father sent him to a nearby school ; the school was the monastery at Santa Maria Vallombrosa . Monks would teach Galileo to prepare him for University . Galileo studied many different subjects such as Latin,Greek,Logic, and Religion .Galileo became skilled on several musical instruments such as the lute . Galileo also wrote some poems as a kid . Most of what Galileo studied was from the writing of St. Thomas Aquinas . Aquinas was a priest and philosopher who lived from 1226 to 1274 ; he studied ideas of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. Galileo Galilei had many people that were very influential to him. Copernicus influenced Galileo very much . Copernicus created the sun-center, theory. The Catholic Church did not support this theory, yet Galileo strongly believed that it was true, and attempted to prove it, using ... ... middle of paper ... ...ial telescope, or spyglass. On 25 August 1609, he demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. His telescopes were profitable. He could sell them to merchants who found them useful at sea and as items of trade. On 7 January 1610 Galileo observed with his telescope stars all close to Jupiter, and in a straight line. On January 10th, Galileo noticed that one of them had disappeared. Within a few days he thought that they were orbiting Jupiter: He had discovered three of Jupiter's four largest moons, He discovered the fourth on January 13th. These moons are now called Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. Galileo named the group of four stars, in honor of his business support group, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Cosimo's three brothers. Later astronomers, however, renamed them Galilean satellites in honor of the one who discovered them.

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