12 May 2017
Renaissance Character Essay
By: Lesedi Mokhele
Galileo Galilei Essay
Considered the farther of modern science, Galileo Galilei made major contributions to the fields of physics, astronomy, mathematics and philosophy. Despite the struggles in his life such as house arrest, Galileo has revolutionize vast amounts in our modern day lives. The discoveries made by Galileo has helped with knowing weather, noticing change in our agriculture and even understanding why our sky looks the way it does when we have eclipses and our moon phases. Galileo Galilei was a mathematics professor who made pioneering observations of nature with long-lasting implications for the study of physics.
On the 15th of February 1564, an Italian genius had breathed his first breath of life and was destined for greatness to humanity. Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy. He was the son of Vincenzo Galilei, a musician. He received his education at an early age at the monastery of Vallombrosa near Florence in 1574. This exposure to education is a factor that enabled his intelligence and mental foundations in his fields. In 1581, Galileo entered the University of Pisa to study medicine but was soon sidetracked by mathematics. While Galileo was in university in the year 1583 made his first important discovery, describing the rules that govern the motion of pendulums, which helped with an accurate timekeeping devise (a clock).All these events were a build up and foundation in his early years to Galileo’s huge achievements.
Galileo revolutionized science and has created and improved mechanisms that we use in this present day. A mechanism Galileo has made is the Geometrical or Military Compass. This revolutionary mechanism is used for locating North, East, South and West to navigate around our planet and is helpful when lost. In 1609 Galileo improved the telescope upon the Dutch design of the telescope. Through the...