Where was Galileo buried?
in the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris
in the Santa Croce church in Florence
in the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
in the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando II, wished to bury Galileo in the main body of the Basilica of Santa Croce, and to erect a marble mausoleum in his honour. These plans were dropped after Pope Urban VIII had been condemned Galileo for "vehement suspicion of heresy". He was buried in a small room next to the novices' chapel. However, in 1737 he was reburied in the main body of the basilica, and a monument had been erected there in his honour.
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