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Galileo Galilei Collection

Galileo Galilei, the renowned Italian astronomer, made groundbreaking observations of Jupiter's moons in 1610

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileos Jovian moon observations, 1610

Galileos Jovian moon observations, 1610
Galileos Jovian moon observations. These first six observations of the four largest moons of Jupiter are from the work Sidereus Nuncius (1610) by the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Milton visiting Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition, 1847

Milton visiting Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition, 1847. Artist: Hart, Solomon Alexander (1806-1881)
Milton visiting Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition, 1847. Private Collection

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: PSCI2A-00010

PSCI2A-00010
Galileo attempting to defend his belief in the heliocentric solar system before the Inquisition in Rome, 1633. Hand colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo discovering new worlds (colour litho)

Galileo discovering new worlds (colour litho)
979549 Galileo discovering new worlds (colour litho) by Skinner, Edward Frederick (1865-1924); Private Collection; (add.info.: Galileo discovering new worlds)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642) (engraving)

GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642) (engraving)
JAB4120885 GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642) (engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642), Italian mathematician

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Portrait of Galileo Galilei. Artist: Boschi, Francesco (1619-1675)

Portrait of Galileo Galilei. Artist: Boschi, Francesco (1619-1675)
Portrait of Galileo Galilei. Found in the collection of Musee de l Histoire de France, Chateau de Versailles

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo facing the Inquisition, Rome, 1633 (1870)

Galileo facing the Inquisition, Rome, 1633 (1870). Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian astronomer, mathematician and physicist

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: The Planetarium 'Galileo Galilei'at twilight, Parque Tres de Febrero, Palermo

The Planetarium "Galileo Galilei"at twilight, Parque Tres de Febrero, Palermo
The Planetarium " Galileo Galilei" at twilight, Parque Tres de Febrero, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) (copperplate engraving)

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) (copperplate engraving)
533637 Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) (copperplate engraving) by Villamena, Francesco (1566-1624); (add.info.: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian astronomer and mathematician

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo

Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving)
533634 Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving by Bella, Stefano della (1610-64); (add.info.: Dialogo dei Massimi Sistemi)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist, 1623

Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist, 1623
UIG5088783 Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist, 1623 by Villamena, Francesco (1566-1624); Science Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 19th century (engraving)

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 19th century (engraving)
672772 Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 19th century (engraving) by English School, (19th century); (add.info.: Galileo - engraving Galileo Galilei 15 February 1564 - 8 January 1642)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei, (1564-1642) (engraving)

Galileo Galilei, (1564-1642) (engraving)
CUL4855342 Galileo Galilei, (1564-1642) (engraving) by Villamena, Francesco (1566-1624); (add.info.: Galileo Galilei, called (1564-1642). Italian mathematician, physicist and astronomer

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo

Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving)
UIG5088679 Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving by Bella, Stefano della (1610-64); Science Museum, London

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Science. Astronomy. Galileo Galilei's trial, 1633. Postcard by Nicolo Barabino, Italy, c

Science. Astronomy. Galileo Galilei's trial, 1633. Postcard by Nicolo Barabino, Italy, c. 1900 (postcard)
3434232 Science. Astronomy. Galileo Galilei's trial, 1633. Postcard by Nicolo Barabino, Italy, c.1900 (postcard) by Barabino, Nicolo (1832-91) (after); (add.info.: Sciences. Coll. Part. Science)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei's tomb. Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence. Italy. 18th century

Galileo Galilei's tomb. Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence. Italy. 18th century
YOU4419629 Galileo Galilei's tomb. Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence. Italy. 18th century by Foggini, Giovanni Battista (1652-1725); (add.info.: Galileo Galilei, called Galilee (1564-1642)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo

Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving)
1830333 Frontispiece to Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo by Galileo, published in 1632 (engraving by Bella, Stefano della (1610-64); (add.info.: Dialogo dei Massimi Sistemi)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo, a promotional card for Poulain chocolate with illustrations of Galileo's trial by

Galileo, a promotional card for Poulain chocolate with illustrations of Galileo's trial by the Inquisition
488391 Galileo, a promotional card for Poulain chocolate with illustrations of Galileo's trial by the Inquisition and his signature, c.1910 (colour lithograph) by French School

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo, front and reverse of a promotional card for Poulain chocolate with illustrations of

Galileo, front and reverse of a promotional card for Poulain chocolate with illustrations of Galileo's trial by
488390 Galileo, front and reverse of a promotional card for Poulain chocolate with illustrations of Galileo's trial by the Inquisition, his signature and an account of his life

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: John Milton & Galileo Galilei, 19th century (engraving)

John Milton & Galileo Galilei, 19th century (engraving)
5311771 John Milton & Galileo Galilei, 19th century (engraving) by Hart, Solomon Alexander (1806-81); (add.info.: Illustration showing John Milton (9th December 1608 - 8th November 1674)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Cover of the work ' Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo Al Sermo. Ferd. II. Big

Cover of the work " Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo Al Sermo. Ferd. II. Big
CUL4864053 Cover of the work " Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo Al Sermo. Ferd. II. Big. Duca di Toscana", 1632 (engraving); (add.info)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei and John Milton, 1921 (chromo)

Galileo Galilei and John Milton, 1921 (chromo)
3780094 Galileo Galilei and John Milton, 1921 (chromo); (add.info.: John Milton pays a visit to Galileo Galilei, who explains his theories to him)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Objective lens of the astronomical bezel of Galilee or Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), 1610 (object)

Objective lens of the astronomical bezel of Galilee or Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), 1610 (object)
DEX5040778 Objective lens of the astronomical bezel of Galilee or Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), 1610 (object) by Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642); Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Objective lens and astronomical bezel of Galilee or Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), 1610 (object)

Objective lens and astronomical bezel of Galilee or Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), 1610 (object)
DEX5040742 Objective lens and astronomical bezel of Galilee or Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), 1610 (object) by Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642); Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Magnet given by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) to Ferdinando II de Medici, c. 1608 (object)

Magnet given by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) to Ferdinando II de Medici, c. 1608 (object)
DEX5040803 Magnet given by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) to Ferdinando II de Medici, c.1608 (object) by Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642); Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1635 circa (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1635 circa (oil on canvas)
7146909 Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1635 circa (oil on canvas) by Sustermans, Justus (1597-1681); Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; (add.info.: Portrait of Galileo Galilei)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei demonstrating law of gravity in presence of Giovanni De Medici

Galileo Galilei demonstrating law of gravity in presence of Giovanni De Medici, Tribune of Galileo, Florence, c
DEX5040747 Galileo Galilei demonstrating law of gravity in presence of Giovanni De Medici, Tribune of Galileo, Florence, c.1839 (fresco) by Bezzuoli, Giuseppe (1784-1855); Museo della Specola

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Herm of Galileo Galilei, 1818 (marble)

Herm of Galileo Galilei, 1818 (marble)
2561908 Herm of Galileo Galilei, 1818 (marble) by Manera, Domenico (1772-1825); Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Observatory of Galilei in Padia, Italy, Galileo Galilei, 15 February 1564, 8 January 1642

Observatory of Galilei in Padia, Italy, Galileo Galilei, 15 February 1564, 8 January 1642
7280065 Observatory of Galilei in Padia, Italy, Galileo Galilei, 15 February 1564, 8 January 1642 by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Observatory of Galilei in Padia)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei (engraving)

Galileo Galilei (engraving)
1699391 Galileo Galilei (engraving) by Italian School, (19th century); (add.info.: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) italian physicist, mathematician and astronomer, engraving (19th century))

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, left aisle, 1734-37

Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, left aisle, 1734-37
6366110 Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, left aisle, 1734-37 by Italian school, (17th-18th century); Santa Croce, Florence, Italy; (add.info.: Basilica of the Holy Cross)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, left aisle, 1734-37

Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, left aisle, 1734-37
6366109 Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, left aisle, 1734-37 by Italian school, (17th-18th century); Santa Croce, Florence, Italy; (add.info.: Basilica of the Holy Cross)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Left aisle: Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, detail of the inscription on the basement, 1734-37

Left aisle: Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, detail of the inscription on the basement, 1734-37
6366112 Left aisle: Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, detail of the inscription on the basement, 1734-37 by Italian School, (18th century); Santa Croce, Florence

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Left aisle: Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, detail of the bust, 1734-37

Left aisle: Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, detail of the bust, 1734-37
6366111 Left aisle: Sepulchre of Galielo Galilei, detail of the bust, 1734-37 by Foggini, Giovanni Battista (1652-1725); Santa Croce, Florence, Italy; (add.info.: Basilica of the Holy Cross)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Homage to six astronomers

Homage to six astronomers
7243369 Homage to six astronomers. by Mulder, Joseph (1658-c.1728); Private Collection; (add.info.: Six astronomers. A homage to astronomers throughout the ages)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Portrait of Galileo Galilei. Creator: Anonymous

Portrait of Galileo Galilei. Creator: Anonymous
Portrait of Galileo Galilei. Private Collection

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Italian celebrities of art and science (colour litho)

Italian celebrities of art and science (colour litho)
3638730 Italian celebrities of art and science (colour litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Italian celebrities of art and science)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: The triumph of Truth. 19th century (oil on canvas)

The triumph of Truth. 19th century (oil on canvas)
6371833 The triumph of Truth. 19th century (oil on canvas) by Mussini, Luigi (1813-88); Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Brera Quadreria, Milan, Italy; (add.info.: The triumph of Truth)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo and the motion of pendulums (chromolitho)

Galileo and the motion of pendulums (chromolitho)
968584 Galileo and the motion of pendulums (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Galileo and the motion of pendulums)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei (engraving)

Galileo Galilei (engraving)
978533 Galileo Galilei (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Galileo Galilei. Illustration for The Handbook to Autographs by Frederick G Netherclift (c 1880)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei is sent to Pisa to study medicine (chromolitho)

Galileo Galilei is sent to Pisa to study medicine (chromolitho)
735855 Galileo Galilei is sent to Pisa to study medicine (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Galileo Galilei is sent to Pisa to study medicine)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Galileo Galilei (chromolitho)

Galileo Galilei (chromolitho)
2802553 Galileo Galilei (chromolitho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Galileo Galilei)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Milton Chez Galilee (engraving)

Milton Chez Galilee (engraving)
2788922 Milton Chez Galilee (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Milton Chez Galilee. Illustration for Journal Des Voyages, 19 February 1893)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1623 (engraving)

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1623 (engraving)
986329 Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1623 (engraving) by Villamena, Francesco (1566-1624); Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait of Galileo Galilei)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Portrait of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), half-length, seated in a black coat with white

Portrait of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), half-length, seated in a black coat with white
827719 Portrait of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), half-length, seated in a black coat with white collar, holding a telescope (oil on canvas) by Suttermans

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in Arcetri, Italy, where he died in 1642 (litho)

Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in Arcetri, Italy, where he died in 1642 (litho)
5997244 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in Arcetri, Italy, where he died in 1642 (litho) by Barabino, Nicolo (1832-91) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGalileo Galilei Collection: The trial of Galileo, 1633

The trial of Galileo, 1633
LLM461673 The trial of Galileo, 1633 by Scarpelli, Tancredi (1866-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: The trial of Galileo, 1633)



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Galileo Galilei, the renowned Italian astronomer, made groundbreaking observations of Jupiter's moons in 1610. His discoveries revolutionized our understanding of the solar system and paved the way for future astronomical advancements. This portrait captures Galileo's dedication to unraveling the mysteries of the universe. With his telescope, he meticulously observed and documented Jovian moon movements, forever changing our perception of celestial bodies. In 1632, Galileo published "Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo, " a masterpiece that challenged prevailing beliefs about Earth's position in relation to other heavenly bodies. This engraving serves as a frontispiece to his influential work, symbolizing Galileo's unwavering commitment to scientific inquiry. Not only an astronomer but also a physicist, Galileo was at the forefront of scientific progress during his time. This 19th-century engraving portrays him with utmost respect and admiration for his contributions to both fields. However, Galileo faced opposition from religious authorities who deemed his findings contradictory to established doctrines. In 1633, he endured a highly controversial trial that questioned his teachings on heliocentrism. This postcard depicts this pivotal moment in history when science clashed with dogma. Despite these challenges, Galileo left an indelible mark on human knowledge and continues to inspire generations of scientists today. His tomb at Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence stands as a testament to his enduring legacy. Galileo Galilei's relentless pursuit of truth propelled humanity forward by challenging conventional wisdom and expanding our understanding of the cosmos. Through observation and experimentation, he shattered old paradigms and laid the foundation for modern astronomy and physics – forever cementing himself as one of history's greatest minds.