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  How the telescope got its name

On 14th April, 1611, Galileo Galilei was guest of honour at a prodigious banquette thrown by Prince Frederico Cesi founder and president of the Academy of the Lynxes an exclusive society dedicated to scholarly pursuits to which Galileo would be appointed to, as a member, eleven days later. At this banquette Cesi gave the Dutch instrument that was responsible for Galileo's rise to fame the name teleskopos, coined by one of the other guests, John Demisiani the Greek court mathematician of the Duke of Gonzaga.
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