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Anaximander Anaximander (610 - C. 547 BC) was a Greek astronomer and philosopher.

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He is thought to have been the first to determine the solstices and equinoxes, to have invented the sundial, and to have produced the first geographical map.

He believed that the universe originated as a formless mass (apeiron, "indefinite") containing within itself the contraries of hot and cold, and wet and dry, from which land, sea, and air were formed out of the union and separation of these opposites.

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Anaximander was a famous Greek astronomer and a pre-Socratic philosopher.


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Date Added: 28 September '11

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