Maria Celeste

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Birthday
16, 1600
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 2, 1634 (33)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1600
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 2, 1634 (33)

About

Daughter of Italian scientist Galileo Galilei who was an important mediator throughout her father's life and served as San Matteo's apothecary. 

Before Fame

She took the veil at the San Matteo convent in 1616 and chose her religious name, Maria in honor of the Virgin Mary.

Trivia

The International Astronomical Union named the impact crater Maria Celeste on Venus after her.

Family Life

She was born the eldest of three siblings and grew up with a sister and brother.

Associated With

She was the daughter of scientist Galileo Galilei.