Leucippus of Miletus

about 480 BC - about 420 BC


Leucippus was a Greek philosopher who originated the atomic theory of indivisibles developed later by Democritus.
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List of References (9 books/articles)

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to Leucippus
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Lunar featuresCrater Leucippus


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  1. S M Cohen (Atomism)
  2. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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