Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. His father wanted him to study medicine. At age eleven, Galileo was sent off to study in a Jesuit monastery. After four years, Galileo announced that he wanted to be a monk, so Galileo was hastily withdrawn from the monastery. In 1581, at the age of 17, he entered the University of Pisa to study medicine, as his father wished.
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