Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath, from Pisa. (wiki)
|1642 Buried in the Basilica of Sta Croce, originally in a side room and then in 1737 moved to the main part. The Museo Galileo (near the Uffizi) has on show one of his fingers removed during his reburial
|Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
|Is said to have dropped balls of different masses from the Leaning Tower to demonstrate that their time of descent was independent of their mass - but probably didn't!.
|Monastery of Sta Maria Sopra Minerva - location of Galileo's trial for heresy and of his "Abjuration".
|Venice and its Lagoon
|1593 became external consultant to the Arsenal visiting it and advising on matters of propulsion, materials and ballistics. His work there stimulated his development of the science of Mechanics
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