1564, Feb 151581-16381642, Jan 8
an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.
 Timeline (14)
08/08/1609-Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope 
08/25/1609-Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers 
01/01/1610-German astronomer Simon Marius first discovers the moons of Jupiter, but does not officially report it, Galileo Galilei does on July 1, 1610
01/07/1610-Galileo Galilei discovers the third and fourth satellites of Jupiter, Ganymede and Callisto
01/08/1610-Galileo Galilei discovers the two satellites closest to Jupiter, Io and Europa
01/27/1613-Galileo Galilei observes Neptune (for the second time) but believes it is a star
01/28/1613-Galileo Galilei may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune 
02/26/1616-Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo Galilei 
12/03/1621-Galileo Galilei invents telescope 
02/13/1633-Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
04/12/1633-Galileo Galilei is convicted of heresy
06/22/1633-Galileo 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)
01/08/1642-Galileo Galilei dies in Italy at age 77 in Italy
03/12/1737-Galileo Galilei's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy 
Galileo Galilei1564, Feb 151581
16381642, Jan 8

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