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date: 29 March 2020

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

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
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Dinah BirchDinah Birch

born in Pisa of a Florentine family. In 1604 he demonstrated that unequal weights drop with equal velocity, an observation apocryphally said to be based on the dropping of weights from the leaning Tower of Pisa. In ... ...

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