Hans Geiger (Philosophy Biographies)

Hans Geiger (Philosophy Biographies)Johannes (Hans) Wilhelm (Gengar) Geiger (September 30, 1882 – September 24, 1945) was a German physicist. He is perhaps best known as the co-inventor of the Geiger counter and for the Geiger-Marsden experiment which discovered the Atomic nucleus. Geiger was born at Neustadt-an-der-Haardt, Germany. H ...
 

Vincenzo Viviani (Philosophy Philosophers)

Vincenzo Viviani (Philosophy Philosophers)Born: 5 April 1622 in Florence, ItalyDied: 22 Sept 1703 in Florence, Italy Vincenzo Viviani's father was Jacopo di Michelangelo Viviani and his mother was Maria Alamanno del Nente; both were members of a noble families. Vincenzo studied at a Jesuit school where he learnt the humanities. He was taug ...
 

David Hume ( Philosopher Biographies )

David Hume ( Philosopher Biographies )David Hume (7 May 1711 [26 April O.S.] – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enligh ...
 

PLATO ( plA´tO ) Philosophy Philosophers

PLATO ( plA´tO )  Philosophy PhilosophersPlato [plA´tO] , 427?–347 B.C., Greek philosopher. Plato's teachings have been among the most influential in the history of Western civilization. After pursuing the liberal studies of his day, he became in 407 B.C. a pupil and friend of Socrates. From about 388 B.C.  he lived for a time at the cou ...
 

Xenophon (Philosopher Biographies)

Xenophon (Philosopher Biographies) Xenophon Xenophon (Ancient Greek Ξενοφῶν, Xenophōn; c. 430 – 354 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates. He is known for his writings on the history of his own times ...
 

Nicolaus Copernicus (Philosopher Biographies)

Nicolaus Copernicus (Philosopher Biographies) Born: 19 Feb 1473 in Toruń, PolandDied: 24 May 1543 in Frauenburg (now Frombork), Poland Nicolaus Copernicus is the Latin version of the famous astronomer's name which he chose later in his life. The original form of his name was Mikolaj Kopernik or Nicolaus Koppernigk but we shall use Copernicus ...
 
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