Monday, January 5

Galileo became totally blind.


Do you know that Galileo became totally blind in 1934? But he received visitors till 1942.

The period of Galileo was between 1564 to 1642. He was born in Pisa, the famous city for the leaning tower.
He was a virtuoso- a physicist, mathematician, astronomer and a philosopher.

He is still fondly remembered as the father of modern observational astronomy and the father of modern physics.

It is very sad to note that Galileo spent the last years of his life under house arrest on orders of the Roman Inquisition. How can they be so cruel to a blind man who has given his life to the society?

The modern generation owe much to him. His death anniversary falls on 8th January.
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