Reference numberEL/G1/1
TitleLetter from G. G. [Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642], dated at Florence, to Padre Benedetto Castelli (1578-1643), Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pisa
CreatorGalilei; Galileo (1564-1642); Italian physicist; mathematician; astronomer; philosopher
Date21 December 1613
DescriptionAttempting to reconcile the Copernican system with Scriptures and in particular with the noted passage in Joshua
Attributed to Galileo
Extent7 sides
Place originFlorence, Tuscany, Italy
Origin coordinates43.76667, 11.25
Access statusOpen
Related materialLBO Supplement, Volume 3 (D-G) pp 397-408
LBC Supplement Volume 3, pp 333-343
Transcribed in 'Le opere di Galileo Galilei...' (Florence, 1895), vol 5, p 281
English translation in 'Galileo at work. His scientific biography' by Stillman Drake (University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 1978), pp 224-229
M. Camerota, F. Giudice, S. Ricciardo, 'The reappearance of Galileo's original Letter to Benedetto Castelli'', Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 2018.
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online

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DocumentTranscription of letter by GG (EL_G1_1).doc
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