How Did Galileo Galilei Impact Society

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The person I chose to research is Galileo Galilei. Galileo was an innovator who had enormous impact on society because he discovered a lot of things that would still be unknown if he hadn’t pointed them out. Galileo was born February 15, 1581, in Pisa, Italy. He was the first born child of seven children born to Vincenzo Galilei a musician who made important contributions to the theory and practice of music and who may have performed some experiments with Galileo and Giulia Ammannati. In 1574, the family moved to Florence. In Florence, Galileo went to a school called the Camaldolese monastery. In 1583, he went to the University of Pisa to study medicine. After a while, he lost interest in medicine and started to study math. He was such an excellent…show more content…
He made the telescope better than the previous ones by improving the lens so you could see farther away clearer. When he looked into his improved telescope he found that Ptolemy was wrong about the moon. The moon was not smooth and polished but it was bumpy like Earth. He found Venus had phases like the moon, proving it rotated around the sun. He also discovered Jupiter had revolving moons, which didn’t revolve around the earth. In 1612, Galileo published his “Discourse on Bodies in Water”, which describes why certain objects float on water. In 1613, he published his observations of sunspots, which was against Aristotelian doctrine that the sun was perfect. In 1600, Galileo met Marina Gamba, who gave him three children out of wedlock. His daughter’s names were Virginia and Livia, and the boy’s name was Vincenzo. He worried the two girls would never marry well and when they were older, had them enter a convent. His son’s birth was eventually legitimized and he successfully became a musician. Galileo was an innovator because of his celestial work. Also his accomplishments were that, proved the moon was not smooth along with other planets, proved the sun was not perfect, and made the telescope better. He also was sent to several different schools, and was very good at mathematics. He also met a woman, who gave him three kids out of
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