Interesting Facts and

Information about Galileo Galilei


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  • Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy in 1564.
  • He attended college but dropped out because he ran out of money.
  • Galileo later became a professor.
  • The Catholic church did not like Galileo’s findings. They forbid him to write or teach about his work.
  • Galileo did not listen. He was tried and found guilty. He was put under house arrest. He had to stay in his house and could not invite people over. He could not send his writings out.
  • Galileo continued to work and study. He wrote booklets and sent them to France and Holland.

Galileo Vocabulary

  1. Revolve: circle around
  2. Telescope: a device that allows the viewer to see items in the distance clearly
  3. Crater: holes surrounded by hills
  4. Professor: person who teaches at colleges and universities
  5. House arrest: imprisoned within your own home
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Galileo Q&A

Question: Did Galileo have any children?

Answer: Galileo had three children. One of them, a nun, was one of his most devoted friends and supporters when he was imprisoned.



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