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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Aristotle” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.



Greece: Famous Philosopher

Birth: 1781        Death : 1848

Aristotle is one of the three greatest philosophers of ancient Greece. The other two are Aristotle’s teacher Plato, and Plato’s teacher Socrates. Aristotle was a profound scholar and the range of his studies was extraordinarily wide; he studied and made original contributions in zoology, botany, physics, metaphysics, political science, economics, psychology, ethics, poetics and many more other disciplines. He, in fact, spent whole of his life in teaching and doing research. For about five years, Aristotle was also a tutor to young Alexander, the son of King Philip of Macedon.

Aristotle was born in 384 B.C. in Stagira in Greece. His father was a physician at the court of Philip II of Macedon. He took inspiration from his father to make biological studies and by 335 B.C. he started writing and commenting an biology. In 367 B.C., when he was about 17, he joined Plato’s Academy in Athens as a student of Philosophy and remained here studying and assisting Plato in his researches upto 347 B.C. Aristotle was invited by King Philip of Macedon to become tutor to his son Alexander. In 336 B.C., Alexander became king and Aristotle returned to Athens. On his return to Athens Aristotle opened his own school of philosophy called the ‘Lyceum Academy’.

It is believed that Aristotle was the author of about 400 works but unfortunately most of them are not available now. Among the available ones, some well-known works of Aristotle are in politics, metaphysics, rhetorics, physics, ethics, histories of animals.

This famous Greek thinker and philosopher died in 322 B.C.


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