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date: 18 August 2019

Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) Italian physicist, mathematician, and astronomer 

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Elisa A. CarrilloElisa A. CARRILLO

Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) is considered the father of modern experimental science. He pioneered dynamics as an exact science of motion, and through the use of the telescope he demonstrated the validity of the Copernican thesis in the face of denial from Aristotelian academics and Roman Catholic theologians. ...

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