Theophrastus (c. 371 BCE - c. 287 BCE)
Theophrastus (Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC) was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school.He is often considered the "father of botany" for his works on plants. His two surviving botanical works, Enquiry into Plants (Historia Plantarum) and On the Causes of Plants, were an important influence on Renaissance science. Hiss were wide ranging, extending from biology and physics to ethics and metaphysics.
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