Italian mathematician and astronomer. Galileo constructed a telescope (1609) with which he discovered the moons of Jupiter and made other astronomical observations. He strongly advocated Copernicus's theory that the earth moves around the sun, which led to his interrogation by the Inquisition (1633) and a life sentence of house arrest.
Italian astronomer, mathematician, and physicist. He was the first to use a telescope to study the stars and planets, and he discovered various astronomical phenomena and physical principles.
Galileo-galilei Sentence Examples
These dreary times, however, are brightened by one glorious name - that of Galileo Galilei.
Karl von Gebler, who, in an able and exhaustive but somewhat prejudiced work, Galileo Galilei and die romische Curie (Stuttgart, 1876), sought to impeach the authenticity of a document of prime importance in the trial of 1633.
The touching letters of Galileo's eldest daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, to her father were printed in 1864 by Professor Carlo Arduini, in a publication entitled La Primogenita di Galileo Galilei.
It includes a mass of previously inedited correspondence and other documents, collected by the indefatigable director, Professor Antonio Favaro, among whose numerous publications on Galilean subjects may be mentioned: Galileo e lo studio di Padova (2 vols., 1883); Scampoli Galileani (12 series, 1886-1897); Nuovi Studii Galileani (1891); Galileo Galilei e Suor Maria Celeste (1891).