Thales of Miletus, The First Mathematician, As Told By The Greeks

Thales of Miletus (624–546 BCE) Merchant By Trade, Mathematician By Choice

Illustration of Thales from ‘Illustrerad Verldshistoria’ by Ernst Wallis et al, published 1875, via Wikimedia

Thales of Miletus One Of The Seven Sages of Greece

Mosaic of the Seven Sages, 3rd Century, National Museum of Beirut via Wikipedia

Aristotle’s Take On Thales

Drawing of Thales by artist Veloso Salgado, 1906, via Wikimedia



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Dr. Aditya Nagrath

Dr. Aditya Nagrath

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