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Aristotle (Aristoteles, Stagirite)

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Born: 384 AD
Died: 322 AD.

Nationality: Greek
Categories: Philosophers, Scientist

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384 BC - Aristotle was born in the small Greek township of Stagira (or Stagirus, or Stageirus), on the Chalcidic peninsula of Macedonia, in northern Greece. An ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, one of the two greatest intellectual figures produced by the Greeks (the other being Plato).

367 BC - He was sent to the Academy of Plato at Athens and remained there for 20 years.

348 BC - After writing this work, which he completed, he devoted his energies to research, teaching, and the writing of more technical treatises.

347 BC - Aristotle was on good terms with his patron, Hermeias, and married his niece, Pythias. She bore Aristotle a daughter, whom he called by her mother's name.

342 BC - Aristotle, at about the age of 42, was invited by Philip II of Macedon to his capital at Pella to tutor his 13-year-old son, Alexander.

339 BC - Aristotle withdrew and returned to his paternal property at Stagira.

335 BC - Aristotle remained in Stagira, when nearing 50 years of age, he once again returned to Athens.

322 BC - He died in Chalcis, Euboea from a stomach illness at the age of 62 or 63. It was reported that he abandoned Athens in order to save the Athenians from sinning twice against philosophy (referring to Socrates as the earlier victim).

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