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Astronomer, mathematician, physicist, engineer, and philosopher Galileo (February 15, 1564 - January 8, 1642) is called the father of modern science. He was a major player in the scientific revolution. He was the first to telescopically confirm the phases of Venus and was the subject of the Roman Inquisition which banned his books. He was tried by the Holy Office and forced to recant his beliefs and then spent the rest of his life under house arrest. In 1992, the Pope apologized.

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