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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Summary
Dava Sobel

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Summary

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GALILEO'S DAUGHTER by Dava Sobel begins with a letter written on May 10, 1623 from Suor Maria Celeste to her father, Galileo. Sobel reveals that this first letter is one of the 124 letters that survived both father and daughter. It is a mystery as to what happened to Galileo's letters to Maria Celeste. For many years, experts and theorists assumed that Galileo's letters were being kept locked in the Vatican library, a vast collection that is only accessible to members of the Vatican and, with permission, certain academics. This is untrue.

Virginia Galilei was the eldest daughter of Galileo and Marina Gamba of Venice, born on August 13, 1600. Because Virginia was illegitimate, she was considered to be "unmarriageable." Shortly after Virginia's 13th birthday, Galileo put the girl in the Convent of San Matteo in Arcetri, where Virginia, know known as Suor Maria Celeste, would spend the rest of her life in...

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