Anaximander (c. 610 — 546 BCE)
A pre-Socratic from Thales' Milesian school. He became the second master of that school and counted Anaximenes and, perhaps, Pythagoras amongst his pupils.

Some of his key accomplishments are:
(1) He is the first philosopher to have written down his studies.
(2) He was an early proponent of science, claiming that nature is ruled by laws.
(3) He tried to describe the mechanics of celestial bodies in relation to the Earth.
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