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Galileo Galilei

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1564 - 1642


Historical Period:
The Early Modern Period


Galileo Galilei, an Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist, is considered a founder of the experimental method. His conflict with the Catholic church arose over his support of Copernicus’s theory that the planets revolve around the sun. He was the first to apply a mathematical analysis to the mechanics of this theory.



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