Part 1-To Florence
Galileo was already world renowned scientist around 1623.
Named one of his daughters After her dead sister, Virginia0who was a smart child just like Galileo.
Galileo was about to engage in heresy near the 17
century with the catholic church, he was about to say
things like the earth was not motionless, and not the center of the universe, that the earth traveled around
Virginia=maria celeste, became her name when she became a nun-reason was to impress her father
Even as a nun, remained loyal to father.
Published a book that brought him to trial by the “Holy office of the inquisition.
Livia-gal’s silent, strange, 2
Family leaves him, ends up marrying….
49yrs old-stood lone in his world view, started his career in mathematics, taught at pisa, and then at
Padua, every philopspher tied his name to the best series of astronomical discoveries .
Pg. 6 “ I render infinite thanks to God”……happy and thanks god that he was the 1
one to see the moon
and other marvels.
-these marvels transformed Gal’s life, he won apptment as chief mathematician and philosopher as chief
mathematician and grand duke in 1610, and moved to Florence, to assume a position at the court of
coismo de medici.
Marina=wife of gal.
Lionized-glorified, praised, treated as a celebrity, gal was sort of treated like Columbus, even as he
attained the height of his glory, he also attracted hatred and suspicion.
Said he saw dark spots on the face of the sun.
Credence-acceptance, authority, weight or belief to. His discoveries supported Nicolaus Copernicus.
Promulgating-propagating, spreading, broadcasted, his ideas.