Wikijunior:Famous Inventors/Early Inventors/Galileo

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When, Where, and to whom was he or she born?[edit]

Galileo was born in Pisa (then part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany), the first of six children of Vincenzo Galilei, a famous lutenist and music theorist, and Giulia Ammannati.

What was his or her childhood like?[edit]

Did You Know?

  • First interesting fact.
  • Another interesting fact.
  • Yet another interesting fact.

Why did this person become interested in science?[edit]

Where did this person go to school?[edit]

He went to two schools, the university of Pisa, and the university of Padua

What problem did he or she uncover that needed solving?[edit]

He solved the problem of how to see things a long way away.

What solutions had already been tried that did not solve the problem? Why wasn't it working?[edit]

What did this person invent that solved the problem?[edit]

The telescope is what Galileo invented to solve the problem.

How did the invention solve the problem?[edit]

It helps to see long distances, even into space

How has this inventor changed people and the world?[edit]

Instead of going into space you can look in a telescope

What happened to this inventor in the end?[edit]

He was under house arrest.