Galileo Galilei Essay

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Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei was born in the City of Pisa on February 15, 1564. Sir Galileo is the oldest out of his seven siblings (Hightower 10-11). The father of his, is a musician and a wool trader ("Galileo Galilei" par 1-3). As a boy he enjoyed music and painting. He was very intelligent for this age and he constructed mechanical toys for his own merriment (Hightower 10-11). His studies started at a Jesuit Monastery about at age eleven. By the time of age seven-teen he told his father that he wanted to be a monk. Due to his father's wishes he went to medical school, taken out because he didn't want Galileo as a monk ("Galileo Galilei" par 1-3). While in medical school he did poorly and thought his classes were boring. Later he …show more content…
This device let's you measure the density of objects in water. Due to this device, he gained a scientific reputation of Italy which helped his career ("Galileo Biography" par 3). Being the oldest of siblings is hard but being the oldest of seven siblings whose father just died is even harder. When Galileo's father died he needed a way to keep the family afloat or before it fell in arrears. For some easy money schemes he created a rudimentary or simple thermometer. It was the first invention to measure changes or variations in temperature. This particular device didn't sell so well at the time. Later he created the military compass which made cannonballs to more accurately fire. Now this device made large sums of cash and it helped his family keep afloat for now ("Galileo Galilei" par 10-12). Maybe you heard about the legend of The Leaning Tower of Pisa. This was an enormous breakthrough for Galileo. He was taught Aristotle's theories and wanted to test them because they were based on logic and reason. One of Aristotle's theories was that a heavier mass dropped faster than a lighter one at the same time. Galileo dropped balls of different weights at the same time and they hit the ground at the same time. Then he made a theory that was different and had actual proof which Aristotle didn't have. People still thought he was wrong, because of this according to legend he dropped balls on the Leaning Tower of

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