was born in Pisa, Italy on
February 15, 1564. His father, Vincenzo
Galilei, was a musician. Galileo's mother was Giulia degli Ammannati.
Galileo was the first of six (though some people believe seven) children.
His family belonged to the nobility but was not rich. In the early 1570's,
he and his family moved to Florence.
design, and layout by Megan Wilde for the Electronic Text Center. This
biography is based upon information culled from The Galileo Project website.