Galileo Galilei embodies the wrenching philosophical and theological collision that occurred as a result of the Renaissance. He’s called by Albert Einstein ‘the father of modern science’, yet his life and ideas were shaped profoundly by his experience with the medieval Catholic Church. I had the chance to see Galileo’s tomb at Santa Croce during a trip to Florence, Italy with my brother and daughter Kelsey and her friend Sarah a couple of years ago. There will be more entries from this amazing historic site in the future.
|Painting of Galileo's Inquisition|
Galileo is buried in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, immediately across the main sanctuary area from Michelangelo.
|My daughter Kelsey - the Vanna White of Santa Croce - in front of |
of Galileo's tomb - Galileo's image is carved looking to the stars
|Statue of Galileo at the Uffizi Plaza |
Other blog subjects buried at Santa Croce: