|Born||February 15, 1564|
|Died||January 8, 1642|
Scientist and mathematician. First to use a telescope to study the heavens. Made famous for his gravity experiments. Advocated the Copernican model, in which the Earth revolves around the sun, and for this was placed under house arrest as a heretic by the Inquisition.
The repository contains one quote from Galileo.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.