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Galileo Galilei (1564-1642, Italy) (dec 31, 1579 – apr 26, 1764)

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-mathematically proves Kepler correct
-telescope proves heliocentrism correct, celestial bodies imperfect: observes Jupiter moons, sun spots, moon
-first to posit law of inertia: "motion is as natural as rest"
-A Dialogue Between the Two Great Systems of the World, 1602
-invents scientific method
-made church sound stupid
-tried by Dominican Roman Inquisition
-renounced Copernican Theory, under house arrest until death
-ballistics
-freefall acceleration, horse and ball, metal chute experiment

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dec 31, 1579
apr 26, 1764
~ 184 years
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