Anaxagoras of Clazomenae

499 BC - 428 BC

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Anaxagoras was a Greek mathematician famed as the first to introduce philosophy to the Athenians. He was imprisoned for claiming that the Sun was not a god and that the Moon reflected the Sun's light.
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List of References (8 books/articles)

Some Quotations (9)

A Poster of Anaxagoras

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to Anaxagoras
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Lunar featuresCrater Anaxagoras

Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. NNDB
  4. G Don Allen
  5. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  6. Drury College
  7. S M Cohen
  8. The big view

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