7 Famous Astronomers You Should Know

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Birthplace: Pisa, Italy

Galileo has also been given a paternal nickname, "the Father of Modern Science."

Galileo ranks with Archimedes, Newton, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. His discoveries, made with the crudest of equipment, were brilliant examples of scientific deduction. Galileo's studies of natural laws laid the groundwork for the experimental scientists who followed him.