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Thales

(c. 625—547 bc) Greek philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer, living at Miletus


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(c. 624–c. 545 bc),

Greek philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer, living at Miletus. One of the Seven Sages listed by Plato and judged by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science, he is also credited with founding geometry. He proposed that water was the primary substance from which all things were derived.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Classical Studies.


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