Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

INVENTOR

Known as The Father of Science, his contributions included confirming the phases of Venus, discovering four of Jupiter's moons, and inventing the thermoscope, the precursor to the thermometer. A major figure in the scientific revolution, his advocacy of the theory of heliocentricism, which postulated that the earth revolved around the sun, made him an enemy of the Catholic Church.
  • When was
    Galileo Galilei born?

    Galileo Galilei was born on Saturday, February 15, 1564

  • Where was
    Galileo Galilei born?

    Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy

  • How old is
    Galileo Galilei?

    Galileo Galilei is 456


Best Quotes

  • All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
  • But of all other stupendous inventions, what sublimity of mind must have been his who conceived how to communicate his most secret thoughts to any other person, though very far distant either in time or place? And with no greater difficulty than the various arrangement of two dozen little signs upon paper? Let this be the seal of all the admirable inventions of man.
  • I do not feel obliged to believe the the same God who endowed us with Sense, Reason, and Intellect had also intended us to forego their use.
  • Infinities and indivisibles transcend our finite understanding, the former on account of their magnitude, the latter because of their smallness; Imagine what they are when combined.
  • The difficulties in the study of the infinite arise because we attempt, with our finite minds, to discuss the infinite, assigning to it those properties which we give to the finite and limited; but this...is wrong, for we cannot speak of infinite quantities as being the one greater or less than or equal to another.
  • You cannot teach a man anything. you can only help him to find it for himself.
  • Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
  • Long experience has taught me this about the status of mankind with regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them, while on the other hand to know and understand a multitude of things renders men cautious in passing judgement upon anything new.
  • It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that eve
  • I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
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