Greek philosopher and scientist

Place of Birth

Aristotle was born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.

Date of Birth and Death

He was born in 384 BC and died in 322 BC.


He was educated in the Platonic Academy from 367 BC to 347 BC.

Major Contributions to Physics

He said there is a fifth element that makes up the plants or stars. He also made contribution in motion, Causality the four causes, also in optics, and chance and spontaneity.

Summary of his research

His research is a collection of treatises or lessons that deal with the most general principles of natural or moving things, both living and non-living, rather than physical theories or investigations of the particular contents of the universe. The chief purpose of the work is to discover the principles and causes of (and not merely to describe) change, or movement, or motion.
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