On October 31, 1992, Galileo was officially
found "not guilty" of anti-scriptural heresy!
In 1633, at age 69, Galileo was forced by the Roman
Inquisition to repent for having asserted the Sun, and not the Earth, was
the center of our solar system. The controversy following his publication
of Dialogo Sopra Due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo in 1632 is one of
the most famous in all science and mathematics. He spent the last
eight years of his life under house arrest.
Born: Febraury 15, 1564
in Pisa, now Italy
Died: January 8, 1642
in Arcetri (near Florence, Italy).
After more than 359 years, the Roman Catholic
Church under Pope John Paul II forgave Galileo and moved to set the record