The Italian astronomer, physicist and mathematician, Galileo Galilei, died on January 8, 1642 at the age of 77 after suffering heart palpitations and a long fever. At the time of his death, Galileo had been under house a... More »

Italian scientist Galileo Galilei died in Florence, Italy, on Jan. 8, 1642, after suffering from a fever and heart palpitations. He was 77 years old and blind at the time of his death. More »

Galileo Galilei was a famous Italian astronomer, engineer, physicist, philosopher and mathematician who lived between 1564 and 1642. He advocated many advances in science and astronomy and played a key role in the Scient... More »

Italian scientist Galileo Galilei died in Florence, Italy, on Jan. 8, 1642, after suffering from a fever and heart palpitations. He was 77 years old and blind at the time of his death. More »

Galileo died in 1642 after suffering from heart palpitations and fever at the age of 77. Galileo is known for his theory that the Earth moves around the sun (known as heliocentricism), for his observations on heavenly bo... More »

Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer and physicist who worked as a lecturer in 1589 at the University of Pisa. From 1592 to 1610, he worked at the University of Padua. More »

The first moon map was published by Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in a short treatise, "Sidereus Nuncius," or the "Starry Messenger," in March 1610. Using a Dutch telescope, he observed that the surface of the moon ... More »

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