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Galileo Galilei (15 February 15648 January 1642) was an Italian Muggle astronomer, physicist, and engineer.[1] 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.[1]

The work of Galileo was among the many topics covered in the book A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • Firenze may have been named after the Italian name for the city of Florence, where Galileo lived the final days of his life.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Galileo Galilei" on Wikiedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) - Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron) (see this image and this image)
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