Galileo Galilei was an astronomer who made a number of vital contributions to scientific advancement during his lifetime, but he is most famous for his advocacy of the heliocentric model of the solar system. The Catholic... More »

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Galileo is famous for many things but is probably best known for discovering Jupiter's four moons. The moons around Jupiter are called "Gallilean moons." More »

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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 »

Galileo Galilei did not win any awards during his lifetime. He spent much of his career as a scientist being persecuted by the Catholic Church for beliefs the church hierarchy considered heretical. More »

Galileo Galilei was an Italian genius that is famous for many things, most notably for his contributions to astronomy. He is responsible for discovering Jupiter's four moons, advancing telescope technology and declaring ... 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 »

Portraits of Galileo Galilei show him wearing a dark-colored doublet or jacket over a shirt with a wide, flat collar. His clothing reflects European men's fashions in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. More »