Summary: Philosopher, Writer, Scientist
Date: Born 384 B.C. died 322 B.C.
Location: Born near Stagira, Greece (Europe)
Family: Father: Nicomachus; Wife: Pythias
- Introduction -
One of the greatest thinkers of all time, Aristotle effectively left his mark upon History. But his early life was fraught with difficulties. His parents died when he was young, he was rejected by his people, yet he persevered with what he considered important.
Aristotle was born in 384 B.C. in Stagira, North of Greece. Best known as a philosopher, Aristotle could be better described as ‘a great thinker’. He was influential in many subjects including ethics, logic and science.
Aristotle’s father, Nicomachus, was a physician who served King Amyntus III of Macedonia, but he and his wife died when Aristotle was young. At the age of seventeen Aristotle began studying and teaching under the famous philosopher Plato. He continued doing so for twenty years.
After Plato’s death, Aristotle left the school and married Pythias, with whom he had one daughter. In 342 B.C. Aristotle was invited to tutor King Philip II of Macedonia’s son, Alexander who would go on to become one of the greatest military leaders of all time.
- Death -
322 years before Christ, Aristotle tragically died of a stomach disease.
Aristotle is an example of determination through hardship. His intellect aside, Aristotle was an incredible man of character. He lived according to his beliefs and pursued his passion of philosophy, no matter the circumstances.
Researched and Written By
Cody B. Mitchell
One of the greatest thinkers of all time, Aristotle has left his mark on history.
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."