Galileo Galilei Principal Works

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Principal Works

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

De motu [On Motion] (originally untitled treatise) 1589?

Sidereus nuncius [The Starry Messenger; also translated as The Sidereal Messenger; or as Astronomical Announcement] (essay) 1610

Discorso intorno alle cose che stanno su l'acqua [Discourse on Floating Bodies; also translated as Discourse on Bodies in Water] (essay) 1612

Historia e dimonstrazioni intorno alle macchie solari [Sunspot Letters; also translated as Letters on Sunspots] (letters) 1613

Lettera a Madama Cristina de Lorena [Letter to Madame Christina of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany; also translated as Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina; or simply, Letter to Christina] (treatise) written 1615; published 1636

Il saggiatore [The Assayer] (essay) 1623

Dialogo dei due massimi sistemi del mondoTolemaico e Copernicano [Dialogue on the Two Principal World SystemsPtolemaic and Copernican; also translated as Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems; also referred to as Dialogue] (dialogue) 1632

Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche intorno a due nuove scienze … [Mathematical Discourses and Demonstrations, Touching Two New Sciences … ] (essay) 1638