A city of northeast Italy west of Venice. An important cultural center during the Middle Ages, it was known for its artistic and architectural works by Giotto, Mantegna, and Donatello. Galileo taught at its university from 1592 to 1610.
He settled for a time at Sezza and subsequently proceeded to Padua, where he studied philosophy.
He lectured at Padua, Naples, Rome and Pisa, and won so high a reputation that he was deputed by Leo X.
He travelled into Spain and France, and finally returned to Padua, and at Sacco on the 30th of October 1576 his youngest son, Enrico Caterino, was born.
He then returned to Padua, where, and subsequently at Parma.
He restored all its faculties, gave larger salaries to the professors, and summoned distinguished teachers from afar; and, although it never attained to the importance of Padua or Bologna, it nevertheless possessed in 1514 an excellent faculty of eighty-eight professors.
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