What Is Theophrastus Famous for?


Theophrastus is well known for succeeding Aristotle, one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. Theophrastus, a Greek native and philosopher, led the Peripatetic school for 36 years and made it prosper greatly. He died in 287 BC.
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Born: circa 372 BC
Birthplace: Eresus, Lesbos, Greece
Died: circa 287 BC
Theophrastus was a Greek philosopher who was Aristotle's successor.
Theophrastus was a philosopher of Greek antiquity whose writings on the classification of plants started the science of botany. He probably studied under Plato; he was certainly a student and close associate of Aristotle, succeeding him as head of the Pe
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