Aristotle was a great
thinker and biologist. He was a profound scholar and his studies were
extraordinary. He was also the first man to attempt any kind of
classification as well as to describe the development of the hen's egg
final stages of the chick. He also introduced new methods of
plants, trees, shrubs and herbs.
was born in 384 B.C. in the city of Stagira in Greece. His father was a
physician at the court of Philip II of Macedon. Aristotle's parents
he was still young and he was left in the care of Proxenus. He was sent
Athens to study. He joined Plato's Academy, where he grew up to lay the
foundations of his great scientific knowledge.
his father had died, Aristotle's love for biological studies never
Thus when he grew up, he turned to be a biologist. Aristotle was
King Philip of Macedon to become tutor of his son, Alexander. After
him for a couple of years, he returned to Athens. There, Aristotle
own school of philosophy called the 'Lyceum Academy'. He was a profound
and the range of his study was vast.
studied and made
contributions in disciplines like zoology, physics, botany, philosophy,
economics and psychology. He spent his whole life in doing research and
teaching. Aristotle toiled to complete an encyclopedia of philosophy
known sciences. He was the author of about 400 works, but most of them
available today. Among the available ones are histories of animals,
physics, ethics, etc.