Galileo Galilei Biography
Name: Galileo Galilei
Birth date: February 15, 1564 - January 8, 1642
Profession: astronomer, mathematician, engineer
Best works: scientific method, heliocentrism
Why you should read it: He is the "father of modern physics" and the scientific method, he played a leading role in the scientific revolution of the 17th century. Famous is his investigation by the Roman Inquisition in 1615.