|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian Muggle astronomer, physicist, and engineer. He was famous for his improvements to the telescope and for the role he played in making heliocentrism (the concept that the Earth and other planets revolve around the Sun) the widely-accepted scientific model.
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- Firenze may have been named after the Italian name for the city of Florence, where Galileo lived the final days of his life.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (Mentioned on book cover)