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Xenocrates of Chalcedon

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Xenocrates of Chalcedon (396 BC - 314 BC)

* 396 BC, † 314 BC

Xenocrates of Chalcedon was born 396 BC in Chalcedon (now Kadiköy, near Istanbul), Bithynia (now Turkey). Xenocrates was a student of Plato who went on to become head of the Academy. He was an early believer in the atomic theory and originated the classical distinction between mind, body and soul. Xenocrates of Chalcedon died in 314 BC in Athens, 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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