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Anaximander (c. 611–c. 547 B.C.)

Anaximander (an-aks-i-man’der). A Greek philosopher of the Ionian school; born at Miletus, about 611 B.C.; died about 547 B.C. He was a friend and pupil of Thales of Miletus, and is said to have written the first philosophical work in Greek prose. His system of philosophy declared that the principle, or substance, out of which all things arise and to which they return, is “immortal and imperishable,” being in nature intermediate between air and water. He is reputed to have invented the sun-dial.