|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist, famous for his improvements to the telescope and his work toward making heliocentrism, or the concept that the Earth and other planets revolve around the Sun, the widely-accepted scientific model. The works of Galileo are among the topics covered in A Brief History of Time.
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- Firenze may possibly have been named after the Italian name for the city of Florence, where Galileo lived the final days of his life.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (Mentioned only)