Thales of Miletus

about 624 BC - about 547 BC

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Thales was the first known Greek philosopher, scientist and mathematician. He is credited with five theorems of elementary geometry.
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List of References (24 books/articles)

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A Poster of Thales of Miletus

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  1. Airy on Thales' eclipse

Honours awarded to Thales of Miletus
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Lunar featuresCrater Thales
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. G Don Allen
  1. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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