The Invention of the Telescope: Galileo Galilei

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"Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not." This quote was once said by one of the most famous scientist in history; his name was Galileo Galilei. Born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. He was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. He had three children; two girls and one boy, but was never married. In 1564 was also when William Shakespeare was born and Michelangelo died, and they both were also very famous at that time as well. Galileo’s father was named Vincenzo Galilei, he was a well-known musician. Vincenzo wanted Galileo to study medicine. Since he was little, Galileo had shown his scientific skills. When he was seven years old he was sent off to study at Jesuit monastery, but his father dropped him out because Galileo told his father when he came back that he wanted to be a monk. When he turned seventeen he entered the University of Pisa to study medicine, but he switched his focus on mathematics. He ended up leaving Pisa without a degree in 1585. At ...

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