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Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa Italy on February 15 1564 Later in the 1570s his father Vincenzo Galileo moved his family to the near by city of Florence He was the oldest of four children and as a child he was the most likely inclined to be the smarter of the family It was here that Galileos formal education began at a school in a near by monastery This school was taught by monks and for a while it was belied that Galileo would grow up to become a member of the religious orders At the school he studied Greek Latin and logic since his father was a musician he received an introduction and a musical background Then finally in 1581 he was accepted and entered the University of Pisa where he was studying medicine Then after some time passed he grew bored of medicine He found a deep interest in the field of mathematics It seemed that all of his time was spent studying mathematics When he turned twenty-one he was forced to leave the university because of a lack of interest ending his formal education After he left all his time was spent he continued his research of mathematics While he was studying he became an acquaintance Marchese de Monte After Marchese de monte saw Galileos work he grew interested in him Shortly afterward he was taken in by Marchese to assist him in his research It was as if Galileo was his apprentice They both worked together to formulate the Treatise on the Centers of Gravity It was this paper that they wrote which first made Galileos presence felt in the world of science Marchese helped him to obtain a position as a professor at the University of Pisa There he spent the next two years teaching He was forced to leave because other professors and students themselves considered his teachings to be radical and extreme After he
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