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On the day of February 15 1564 at Pisa Italy Giulia degli Ammannati gave birth to Galileo Galilei an inventive and heroic first child His father Vincenzo Galilei played an important part in his sons life as he revolved medieval polyphony to harmonic modulation Thus giving Galileo the chance to be apart of the renaissance world At the age of 17 Galileo entered the University of Pisa as a medical student however he soon became interested in mathematics and left without a degree in 1585 It is said to be that whilst Galileo was studying the pendulum at the university he made discoveries about a suspended lamp swinging back and forth This was Galileos first discovery His mathematical interests eventually made him a professor at Pisa 1589 During this year Galileo was educated about the physics of Aristotle whilst as the university Galileo started questioning the Aristotle approach to physics Basically he disproved Aristotles theory and asserted that all objects regardless of their weight fall at the same rate in a vacuum He wrote his discoveries in his book De motu which means On Motion When Galileo was 65 he made his most famous invention the telescope It was the most central instrument of what has been called the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century It was unveiled in the Netherlands but it was Galileo who made the instrument famous In 6 months Galileo had constructed a telescope that had a magnifying power of 32 It could be adjusted as a microscope as well He turned it on to the heavens and started the age of telescopic astronomy Galileos inventions include The Pendulum which he started discovering and studying in 1581 The Hydrostatic Balance that he wrote an article about when he was 22 called La Bilancetta or The Little Balance The Pump which he explored at an Inner harbour called the Arsenal The
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