A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

ITSeAy1609Aug08Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei’s telescope
ITSeAy  25Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers
EUSeAy1610Jan01German astronomer Simon Marius first discovers the moons of Jupiter, but does not officially report it, Galileo Galilei does on July 1, 1610
EUSeAy  07Galileo Galilei discovers the third and fourth satellites of Jupiter, Ganymede and Callisto
EUSeAy  08Galileo Galilei discovers the two satellites closest to Jupiter, Io and Europa
ITSeAy1613Jan27Galileo Galilei observes Neptune (for the second time) but believes it is a star
EUSeAy  28Galileo Galilei may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune
ITScRn1616Feb26Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo Galilei
ITSeIv1621Dec03Galileo Galilei invents telescope
ITSeAy1633Feb13Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
ITScLc Apr12Galileo Galilei is convicted of heresy
ITScLc Jun22Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, and detest" his belief that Earth orbits the sun (but on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)
ITScBd1642Jan08Galileo Galilei dies in Italy at age 77 in Italy
ITScBd1737Mar12Galileo Galilei’s body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

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