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Empedocles of Acragas

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Empedocles of Acragas (492 BC - 432 BC)

* about 492 BC, † about 432 BC

Empedocles of Acragas was born about 492 BC in Acragas (now Agrigento, Sicily,Italy). Empedocles was a Greek philosopher who is best known for his belief that all matter was composed of four elements: fire, air, water, and earth. Some have considered him the inventor of rhetoric and the founder of the science of medicine in Italy. Empedocles of Acragas died about 432 BC in Peloponnese, Greece.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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