This Day In History - Galileo Charged With Heresy 1633

Galileo Charged With Heresy 1633

Saturday, February 13, 2021

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Event Description

On this day in 1633, Italian philosopher, astronomer and mathematician Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating Copernican theory, which holds that the Earth revolves around theSun. Galileo officially faced the Roman Inquisition in April of that same year and agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence. Put under house arrest indefinitely by Pope Urban VIII, Galileo spent the rest ofhis days at his villa in Arcetri, near Florence, before dying on January8, 1642.

Event Location

Rome, Italy