Galileo

Biography Timeline

Birth of Galileo Galilei in Pisa, Italy

Approx. February 15, 1564

Moved to Florence at age 8

1572

Learned Greek and Latin languages

Approx. 1575

Sent to monastery at age 11

1575

Discovered the Law of the Pendulum ( year unknown)

1581

Attended University of Pisa age 17

1581

Moved back to Pisa

1585

Invention of the Refracting Telescope

August 1609

Parallel Timeline

William Shakespeare was born and Michelangelo died

1564

Born during the Renaissance time period

1564

Florence- the city was the center for learning and the arts

1572

Taught students privately in math and gave public lectures

1585

At the age of 43, Settlers arrived in Jamestown

1607

Got in trouble with the Church for questioning that the Earth was NOT the center of the universe and that the sun is

1609

Discovered the first 4 Moons of Jupiter

1609

Discovered Mountains on the Moon's Surface

1609