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Galileo Galilei 1564 1642 Collection

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was a renowned Italian astronomer, physicist

Background imageGalileo Galilei 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 Collection: Le telescope de Galilee (Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642) (Galileos telescope)

Le telescope de Galilee (Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642) (Galileos telescope) - Objet de bois et cuir par un maitre
FIA5385481 Le telescope de Galilee (Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642) (Galileos telescope) - Objet de bois et cuir par un maitre anonyme, 1610 - Museo Galileo, Florence (Italie) by Unknown Artist

Background imageGalileo Galilei 1564 1642 Collection: Page du livre 'Sidereus Nuncius'(Messager sideral) de Galilee (Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642)

Page du livre "Sidereus Nuncius"(Messager sideral) de Galilee (Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642)
FIA5391213 Page du livre " Sidereus Nuncius" (Messager sideral) de Galilee (Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642), gravure 1610 - (" Leaf of book Sidereus Nuncius (Sidereal Messenger)

Background imageGalileo Galilei 1564 1642 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 1564 1642 Collection: Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger) with drawings of phases and surface of Moon

Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger) with drawings of phases and surface of Moon
AIS5344777 Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger) with drawings of phases and surface of Moon, 1610 (pen & ink on paper) by Galileo Galilei (Galilee), Gal

Background imageGalileo Galilei 1564 1642 Collection: Detail de: John Milton visiting Galileo Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition par

Detail de: John Milton visiting Galileo Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition par
FIA5402744 Detail de: John Milton visiting Galileo Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition par Hart, Solomon Alexander (1806-1881), 1847 - Oil on canvas - Private Collection by Hart

Background imageGalileo Galilei 1564 1642 Collection: Galileo Galilei watching the chandelier swinging back and forth at the Pisa Cathedral

Galileo Galilei watching the chandelier swinging back and forth at the Pisa Cathedral
AIS5354703 Galileo Galilei watching the chandelier swinging back and forth at the Pisa Cathedral 1582, 1841 by Sabatelli, Luigi (1772-1850)

Background imageGalileo Galilei 1564 1642 Collection: Portrait of Galileo Galilei dit Galilee, italian astronomer (1564-1642)

Portrait of Galileo Galilei dit Galilee, italian astronomer (1564-1642)
BAT5471994 Portrait of Galileo Galilei dit Galilee, italian astronomer (1564-1642) by Sustermans, Justus (1597-1681) (school of); Galleria Palatina & Appartamenti Reali di Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Background imageGalileo Galilei 1564 1642 Collection: The triumph of Truth, detail of the astronomers. 1847 (oil on canvas)

The triumph of Truth, detail of the astronomers. 1847 (oil on canvas)
6371835 The triumph of Truth, detail of the astronomers. 1847 (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 1564 1642 Collection: 'L astronome italien Galileo Galilei (Galilee) (1564-1642

"L astronome italien Galileo Galilei (Galilee) (1564-1642
FIA5363899 " L astronome italien Galileo Galilei (Galilee) (1564-1642) dans sa cellule a Florence pendant l Inquisition" Peinture de Francois Marius Granet (1775-1849)

Background imageGalileo Galilei 1564 1642 Collection: John Milton (1608-1674) visiting Galileo Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition par

John Milton (1608-1674) visiting Galileo Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition par
FIA5402776 John Milton (1608-1674) visiting Galileo Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition par Hart, Solomon Alexander (1806-1881), 1847 - Oil on canvas - Private Collection by Hart

Background imageGalileo Galilei 1564 1642 Collection: The triumph of Truth. detail of the astronomers. 1847 (oil on canvas)

The triumph of Truth. detail of the astronomers. 1847 (oil on canvas)
6371836 The triumph of Truth. detail of the astronomers. 1847 (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 1564 1642 Collection: Galileo before the Roman Inquisition, 1857 (oil on canvas)

Galileo before the Roman Inquisition, 1857 (oil on canvas)
AIS5336050 Galileo before the Roman Inquisition, 1857 (oil on canvas) by Banti, Cristiano (1824-1904); Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian physicist


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Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was a renowned Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician whose contributions to science revolutionized our understanding of the universe. His groundbreaking discoveries and controversial views challenged the prevailing beliefs of his time. In 1632, Galileo published "Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo, " a work that compared the Copernican heliocentric model with the traditional geocentric view. The frontispiece of this publication depicts Galileo surrounded by celestial bodies, symbolizing his profound impact on astronomy. However, Galileo's revolutionary ideas faced opposition from religious authorities. In 1633, he stood trial for heresy before the Roman Inquisition. A postcard from c. 1900 captures this historic event with an illustration by Nicolo Barabino. Despite his condemnation and house arrest following the trial, Galileo's legacy endured. He is buried in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence—a testament to his lasting influence on scientific thought. Galileo's life continues to fascinate people even today. Promotional cards for Poulain chocolate from c. 1910 feature illustrations of his trial alongside his signature and a brief account of his achievements—an intriguing blend of history and advertising. His impact extended beyond science as well; an engraving from the 19th century portrays John Milton alongside Galileo—two influential figures who shaped their respective fields during their lifetimes. Objects associated with Galileo provide tangible connections to his genius: an objective lens and astronomical bezel dating back to 1610 demonstrate how he advanced telescope technology; while a magnet gifted by him to Ferdinando II de Medici around 1608 showcases both scientific curiosity and personal relationships. Galileo's enduring significance lies not only in specific discoveries but also in challenging established dogmas—an inspiration for future generations of scientists who dare to question conventional wisdom.