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How Did Galileo Die?

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Galileo died on 8th January 1642 after suffering with a fever and heart palpitations. He was aged 77 at the time of his death.
From 1634 he had been under house arrest at his villa near Florence after being put on trial in Rome after his writings were seen to mock the Pope. He was put under house arrest because he wanted the least harshist punishment possible. It was there he remained until his death 8 years later.
By 1638 Galileo went completely blind and was suffering from insomnia and a painful hernia.

After Galileo's death The Grand Duke of Tuscany had wished to bury him in the main part of the Basilica of Santa Croce (a church in Florence) and erect a mausoleum in his honour however Pope Urban VIII protested because Galileo was condemned by the Catholic Church for vehement suspicion of heresy.
So, although he was still buried in the Basilica, he was then to be buried in a small room at the southern transept of the building. However in 1737 a monument was erected in the main body of the Basilica and Galileo was reburied along with it.
To this day tourists can visit the Museo Galileo in Florence and see one of Galileo's fingers which was removed during his reburial.

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Galileo died a natural death in the year 1642. He was 88 years old and was serving his life imprisonment sentence in Arcetri when he died. It was believed that he was with his student Vincenzo Viviani at the time. He had turned blind at the age of 72 and many blamed his blindness on the long hours that he had spent staring at the sun while researching its surface. The actual reasons for his blindness were cataract and glaucoma. Galileo had stood in very strong support if the Copernican ideals. It was for this reason that in the year 1633, he had been made to bow down in front of the Roman authorities and also given the life imprisonment sentence. As he grew older, the authorities allowed him to shift to his residence outside of Florence and kept him under house arrest there. Till a very long time after his death his books were banned and his writings and findings were considered deviant and false.
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okay
he was 78 and had blind. it was old age that killed him. yeah... and he was orderd to house arrest tell the day he died
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Galileo died a natural death in the year 1642.He was 88 years old and was serving his life imprisonment sentence in Arcetri when he died.
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Galileo wasnt 88 when he died he was 77 years old and you should now that cos im only in school to .
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Galileo Galilei came up with a theory called heliocentrism that said that the sun is the center of the universe and all the planets, including the earth revolve around the sun. This was contrary to the idea that prevailed during that time that had the support of the church. Because of his claim he had a trial in which he had to step back form his claim and spend the rest of his life in house arrest. He suffered from Hernia and insomnia and he lost his eyesight to a pint where he became blind. He died eventually while he was suffering from fever and heart palpitations.
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Galileo Galilei's suffering began in 1638 when he went completely blind from a very painful hernia and insomnia, and four years later, he finally died, from a high fever an constant heart palpitations.
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He died a natural death and he was 78when he did and was born in 1563.
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He died a natural death, but he died blind because he looked into the telescope too much... And I want to know the exact date... Not the month!
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Then get off the computer and read a book, there are many many books out there all about Galileo and his life, beliefs, and death. Kids these days, the computer has all the answers!
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wrong
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there weren't computers
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I would think he died because of an human age that he was at may he always be reminded as the one who discovers and be known as the greatest scientist in the world/ d.m
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Galileo was hanged by roman because they think that the discovery made by Galileo is gossip.
However, newton prove that Galileo was true.
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He died when he was 79 and Guest Dude you were right he was blind but not for his entire life in one year he had become completely blind. He died when he was 79 because the year he was born was actually the year before which was 1563 the new year started in March so he was actually born in 1563
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Yo guest that asked were he lived he lived in Pisa, Italy for his childhood. I think he was there after that but I'm not 100% sure, sorry. Hoped that helped
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Galileo was HANGED as he commented that, Earth is not in circle but it is oval in shape which affected many peoples spirituality.....
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Galileo was got good deal to catholic's court by withdraw the his proclaim. Therefore, he did escaped execute by hanging and he was got the favour by whole life in imprison. Finally, He died in prison.
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Galileo died a natural death in the year 1642. He was 88 years old.He became blind. The actual reasons for his blindness were cataract and glaucoma. Jesus killed him!
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He died when he was 77 and went blind on the year of 1637 and died on the year of 1642
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Quit playin!! This is galileo were talkin not some death ray toting comic strip super hero!! My word!! He was born in 1564 and died in 1642 do the math retards!! He was 78!!

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