-0610 – Anaximander

Anaximander was a Greek philosopher who studied under Thales and taught Pythagoras. He studied geometry and geography and may have been the first to draw a map of the world. He created a mechanical model of the universe that had Earth at its center. He attempted to explain phenomena such as lightning and thunder by natural causes instead of divine intervention. He formed an early version of evolution theory that included the idea that animal life orginated in the sea and migrated to land later.

PRECURSORS:
Thales

SUBSEQUENT:
-0575 – Pythagoras
-0469 – Socrates

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