Mathematician:Anaximander of Miletus
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Greek philosopher who learned the teachings of his master Thales of Miletus.
Possibly the nephew of Thales.
Composed the idea that the earth is freely suspended in space.
- Born: 611 BCE in Miletus near Söke, Turkey
- Died: 546 BCE
- On Nature (Περὶ φύσεως / Perì phúseôs)
- Rotation of the Earth (Γῆς περίοδος / Gễs períodos)
- On Fixed stars (Περὶ τῶν ἀπλανῶν / Perì tỗn aplanỗn)
- The [Celestial] Sphere (Σφαῖρα / Sphaĩra)
- Whence things have their origin,
- Thence also their destruction happens,
- According to necessity;
- For they give to each other justice and recompense
- For their injustice
- In conformity with the ordinance of Time.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Anaximander of Miletus": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive