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Biography - Galileo Galilei:

Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher and mathematician.
Born: 1564 - Died: 1642
Period:
17th century
16th century
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.




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German
Die Philosophie steht in diesem großen Buch geschrieben, das unserem Blick ständig offen liegt (ich meine das Universum). Aber das Buch ist nicht zu verstehen, wenn man nicht zuvor die Sprache erlernt und sich mit den Buchstaben vertraut gemacht hat, in denen es geschrieben ist. Es ist in der Sprache der Mathematik geschrieben, und deren Buchstaben sind Kreise, Dreiecke und andere geometrische Figuren, ohne die es dem Menschen unmöglich ist, ein einziges Bild davon zu verstehen; ohne diese irrt man in einem dunklen Labyrinth herum.

French
La philosophie est écrite dans cet immense livre qui se tient toujours ouvert devant nos yeux, je veux dire l’Univers, mais on ne peut le comprendre si l’on ne s’applique d’abord à en comprendre la langue et à connaître les caractères avec lesquels il est écrit. Il est écrit dans la langue mathématique et ses caractères sont des triangles, des cercles et autres figures géométriques, sans le moyen desquels il est humainement impossible d’en comprendre un mot. Sans eux, c’est une errance vaine dans un labyrinthe obscur.




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