700 B.C – He was presumably lived around 700 BC in Boeotia, Greece. Hesiod and Homer, with whom Hesiod is often paired, have been considered the earliest Greek poets whose work has survived since at least Herodotus’s time (Histories, 2.53). Hesiod’s earliest poem, the famous Works and Days, and according to Boeotian testimony the only ..
1505 – Lodovico Castelvetro was born near Modena, Duchy of Modena. A dominant literary critic of the Italian Renaissance, particularly noted for his translation of and independently rendered conclusions from Aristotle’s Poetics. 1560 – A quarrel with the poet Annibale Caro, initiated by Castelvetro’s criticism of one of Caro’s canzoni, erupted into a major literary ..
1300 – Born probably at Béthune, France. French philosopher, logician, and scientific theorist in optics and mechanics. – Studied under William of Ockham and became a professor at the University of Paris. 1328 – Buridan was appointed professor of philosophy there. He served as university rector. 1340 – He condemned Ockham’s views, an ..
480? AD – Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius was born in or near Rome, Italy. Roman scholar, Christian philosopher, and statesman, author of the celebrated De consolatione philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy), a largely Neoplatonic work in which the pursuit of wisdom and the love of God are described as the true sources of human happiness. ..
1859 – Born on the 18th of October in Rue Lamartine in Paris France. French philosopher who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 1868 – Bergson attended the Lycée Fontaine in Paris. – He won a prize for his scientific work. 1877 – Received an award for the solution of a mathematical ..
1214 – Bacon is though to have been born near Ilchester in Somerset, even though he has also been claimed by Bisley in Gloucestershire. His date of birth is equally unknown. 1227 – At 13 he entered Oxford University, where he spent 8 years. 1240 – Lectured at the University of Paris on the works ..
1126 – Born in Codova, Spain. Averroes, whose Arabic name Abu al-Walid Muhammad Ibn Rushd, was an Islamic philosopher and qadi (judge) who did most of his work in Seville and Cordova, Spain. – Averroes is generally regarded as Islam’s greatest Aristotelian philosopher, having written extensive commentaries on Aristotle’s surviving works and even ..
356 – Alexander the Great was born in Pella, Macedon. According to legends, his father is Zeus Ammon. 346 – Alexander studied under Aristotle. 340 – Became Regent of Macedonia, when his father left for Byzantium. 338 – Assisted his father at the Battle of Chaeronea. 337 – Alexander and Alexander’s mother, Olympius go into ..
1206 – Magnus was born in Bavaria, Germany. 1220 – Went to Padua to study Aristotle’s writings. 1223 – Became a member of the Dominican Order while studying theology. 1245 – Finished his thesis and received his doctorate. 1254 – Appointed as the Provincial of the Dominican Order. 1260 – Became Bishop of Regensburg. 1280 ..
799-886 – Many of his works were translated into Latin and were well known in amongst many European astrologers, astronomers, and mathematicians (Mathematici) during the European Middle Ages; here was known by his Latinized name "Albumasar." It was not until later in the 12th century that the original books of Aristotle on nature began to ..