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

Dava Sobel
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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.

Characters

Galileo Galilei - This person was an Italian mathematician, philosopher, and physicist responsible for the refined development of the telescope.

Suor Maria Celeste Galilei - This person was christened Virginia Galilei, was firstborn daughter of Galileo Galilei and Marina Gamba of Venice.

Livia Galilei - This person was Galileo's sister, after whom his second daughter was named.

Giordano Bruno - This person was a Dominican friar accused of heresy and burned at the stake in Rome in 1600.

Nicolaus Copernicus - This person was a mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who lived in...

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