Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy and lived to the age of 77. as an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution.
His father was Vincenzo Galilei, a famous lutanist, composer, and music theorist. Galileo had five siblings, one of which being Michelangelo. He was considering priesthood in the beginning, but decided to attend the University of Pisa for a science degree. Galileo had three children with a mistress named Marina Gamba.
Galileo was always considered extremely intellectual. He had an interest in music and science and was regarded as a philosophical man.
Galileo has impacted the world today by contributing multiple scientific methods such as his studies on non-linear relations in physics. He also invented the Galilean telescope which allowed the user to see magnified, upright images of the earth.