Galileo Galilei was born February 15, 1564 in Pisa in Tuscany.
His father was a musician and his parents wanted Galileo would follow in his footsteps and become a musician he.
But the family's finances changed during his time growing up and his parents decided that Galileo would go for something more profitable.
That's how he got into the medical course as it was quite well paid.
But Galileo's heart was not in medicine and during his study he realized that it was more mathematics and mechanics which stimulated HAS mind. View school work »