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Galileo Galilei

lived from 1564 to 1642


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.


Find out more at:
http://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Galileo.html