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Galileo Galilei British & World English

(1564–1642), Italian astronomer and physicist. He discovered the constancy of a pendulum’s swing, formulated the law of uniform acceleration of falling bodies, and described the parabolic trajectory of projectiles. He applied the telescope to astronomy and observed craters on the moon, sunspots, Jupiter’s moons, and the phases of Venus

Galileo Galilei New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1564–1642), Italian astronomer and physicist