Objects & Places from Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

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Inventions - Galileo was well known for his prolific activities in this area.

Pisa - This city is located on the River Arno in the eastern part of Italy.

Arceti - This was the location of the Convent of San Matteo.

Villa Medici - Home to the powerful Medici family, located in Florence.

Rome - This is home to the Eternal City known today as the Vatican.

Padua - The city in which Galileo lived for many years while teaching at the University.

University of Pisa - University at which Galileo served on the faculty in mathematics.

Venice - Home to Marina Gamba, the mother of Galileo's three illegitimate children.

Copernican Argument - The theory that the earth revolved around the sun rather than the sun revolving around the earth.

TREATISE ON THE TIDES - This was a scientific treatise prepared for Cardinal Orsini.

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