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TIMELINE OF GALILEO
February 18, 1564: ·birth of Galileo Galilei in the Tuscan city of Pisa  1574: ·Galilei family moves to Florence 
Summer 1581: ·Galileo enrolls in the University of Pisa to pursue a degree in medicine  1585: ·Galileo leaves the University of Pisa without having obtained a degree  Summer 1589: ·Galileo hired as a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Pisa  1589-1592: ·Galileo teaches in Pisa, and reportedly makes his famous velocity experiment, dropping objects off the leaning tower to disprove Aristotle's theory that heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones  1591: ·Death of Vincenzo Galilei, Galileo's father 

Autumn 1592: ·Galileo takes post at the University of Padua  1600: ·Galileo's first daughter, Virginia, born in Padua  1601: ·Galileo's second daughter born 
1604: ·Appearance of Kepler's Nova in the sky; Galileo debates its significance with conservative scholars.  1606: ·Birth of Galileo's third child, a son 
Summer 1609: ·News of the invention of the telescope reaches Italy; Galileo develops his own device in August.  Autumn 1609: ·Galileo makes his first observations using his telescope, discovers uneven surface of the moon.  January 1610: ·Galileo discovers four moons orbiting Jupiter  March 1610: ·Publication of Sidereus Nuncius, dedicated to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo II  June 1610: ·Galileo leaves Padua to take a new, more lucrative position in Tuscany  Spring 1611: ·Galileo travels to Rome, where he is cordially received by the Jesuit astronomers and Pope Paul V  December 1614: ·Father Tommasso Caccini attacks Galileo in sermon in Florence, and later denounces him to the Inquisition  December 1615: ·Galileo goes to Rome 

March 1615: ·Papal commission issues edict against Copernican theory; Cardinal Bellarmine orders Galileo to cease in his support of heliocentricity  June 1615: ·Galileo leaves Rome 
September 1621: ·Death of Cardinal Bellarmine 
June 1623: ·Urban VIII becomes Pope; Galileo visits him in...
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