October 18th, 2014

San Marino Post celebrates the 450th Anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to inform that San Marino Post has prepared for issuing special commemorative stamps on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). The Philately Office of San Marino dedicates to the revolutionary scientist 2 stamps of € 0.70 in order to honour his memory, the deeds and the extraordinary self-denial by which he immolated himself as master of reason and prepared the ground to the modern science. The issue is to be released on the 22d of October.

Galileo formulated the principle of relativity of motion, established the law of inertia, the law of free falling body and the body, thrown at an angle to the horizon, discovered the law of the constancy of the period oscillation of the pendulum, and proposed the idea to use a pendulum in clock. He also made researches in the areas of hydrostatics and strength of materials, invented the hydrostatic balance, telescope prototype of thermometer – thermoscope.

Everyone knows the struggle of Galileo for the establishment the heliocentric Copernican world system. The astronomical discoveries of Galileo, his book "The Starry Messenger" (1610), "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems - Ptolomeyevu and Copernican" (1632) had a huge value for breakthrough of new ideology.

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