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People/Characters: Pope Urban VIII

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1635: The Cannon Law by Eric Flint
Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy by John Julius Norwich
The Families Who Made Rome: A History and a Guide by Anthony Majanlahti
Galileo's Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
Galileo's Mistake: The Archaeology of a Myth by Wade Rowland
Galileo, Science and the Church by Jerome J. Langford
Life of Galileo by Bertolt BrechtCardinal Barberini
The Portland Vase by Robin Brooks
Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars by Margaret Wertheim
The Vatican's Exorcists: Driving Out the Devil in the 21st Century by Tracy Wilkinson

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Cardinal Maffeo Barberini (1568-1644) became Pope Urban VIII in 1623. He was responsible for silencing Galileo for his theory on heliocentrism. Pope Urban VIII built the magnificent Palazzo Barberini in Rome, which today houses the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, one of the most important painting collections in Europe.

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