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Biography of Homer 2

Biography of Aristotle 2

Christopher Columbus 3

Leonardo da Vinci 4

Socrates 4

Confucius 5

Biography of Michelangelo Buonarroti 5

Ferdinand Magellan 5

Miguel de Cervantes 6

Shakespeare 6

Bacon 10

Descartes 11

Newton 12

Rousseau 12

Kant 13

Washington 14

Watt 16

Jefferson 17

Adam Smith 18

Goethe 19

Beethoven 20

Hegle 21

Robert Owen 22

Faraday 23

John brown 24

H. C. Andersen 26

Lincoln 27

Darwin 31

Pasteur 32

Einstein 35

Galileo 36

Biography of Homer

Homer is the man who, according to legend, wrote the two great epics of Greek history: the Iliad (the tale of the Trojan War) and the Odyssey (about the travels of Odysseus). Both books are considered landmarks in human literature and Homer is therefore often cited as the starting point of Western literary and historical tradition. The details of Homer's life are a mystery; some scholars believe that no such man ever existed, and that the works credited to him were actually told and gathered by many people over many centuries. Other stories give various birthplaces and ages for Homer and suggest he was a wandering poet or minstrel. Homer is usually said to have been blind, a point on which nearly all the legends agree.

Biography of Aristotle

Aristotle is one of the "big three" in ancient Greek philosophy, along with Plato and Socrates. (Socrates taught Plato, who in turn instructed Aristotle.) Aristotle spent nearly 20 years at Plato's Academy, first as a student and then as a teacher. After Plato's death he travelled widely and educated a famous pupil, Alexander the Great, the Macedonian who nearly conquered the world. Later Aristotle began his own school in Athens, known as the Lyceum. Aristotle is known for his carefully detailed observations about nature and the physical world, which laid the groundwork for the modern study of biology. Among his works are the texts Physics, Metaphysics, Rhetoric...

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