Person: Galilei, Galileo


Galileo Galilei was an Italian scientist who formulated the basic law of falling bodies, which he verified by careful measurements. He constructed a telescope with which he studied lunar craters, and discovered four moons revolving around Jupiter and espoused the Copernican cause.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 15 February 1564, Pisa (now Italy). Died 8 January 1642, Arcetri near Florence (now Italy).

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Analysis, Astronomy, Geography, Geometry, Origin Italy, Physics, Special Numbers And Numerals

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