Author:Galileo Galilei

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Galileo Galilei

Tuscan mathematician, physicist, astronomer and inventor whose works on astronomy and motion played a prominent role in the scientific revolution

Galileo Galilei


  • Discorso intorno alle cose che stanno in su l'acqua, o che in quella si muovono (1612)
  • Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo (1632)
  • Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, intorno a due nuove scienze (1638)

Collected works

  • Le Opere di Galileo Galilei (1890-1909), edited in Italian by Antonio Favaro


  1. There does not appear to be an English translation of this work prior to the one included in The Controversy on the Comets of 1618 (1960), translated by Stillman Drake (1910 – 1993) and C. D. O’Malley (1907-1970), published by University of Pennsylvania Press.

Works about Galileo




Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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