Democritus of Abdera

about 460 BC - about 370 BC

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Democritus was a Greek scholar who is best known for his atomic theory although he was also an excellent geometer.
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List of References (11 books/articles)

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A Poster of Democritus

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to Democritus
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Drury College
  3. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  4. S M Cohen (Atomism)
  5. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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