Theophrastus of Eresus

Theophrastus (/ˌθiːəˈfræstəs/; Greek: Θεόφραστος Theόphrastos; c. 371 – c. 287 BC), a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. Continue reading

Treatise on Rocks and Minerals titled, De lapidibus (On Stones)

Theophrastus of Eresus, the Greek scientist and philosopher, known as the founder of botany, wrote a treatise on rocks and minerals, early in the third century BCE. Continue reading

First Botanist was an Ancient Greek

Theophrastus of Eresus, Greek scientist and head of Peripatetic School of Philosophy is thought to be the first botanist from 322 BCE. Continue reading

Adapted Clinical Thermometer Designed by Galileo

Santorio Santorio adapted the clinical thermometer based on Galileo Galilei’s design in 1612. Continue reading

Treatise on insects was De Animalibus insectis

Ulisse Aldrovandi, an italian naturalist and professor of natural history at the University of Bologna from 1561, published a treatise on insects called, De Animalibus insectis (Of insect Animals) in 1602.
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The First Recorded Standard Unit of Length

The first recorded unit of length was approximately 2.7 feet (0.8 meters) used by megalithic tomb builders of Europe around 3500 BCE Continue reading

First Photograph of the Sun

In 1845, Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, a French physicist and inventor, took a photograph of the sun. Continue reading

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoléon Bonaparte (French: [napoleɔ̃ bɔnɑpaʁt]; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. Continue reading

Rosetta Stone found in Egypt

Egyptian archeological digs were performed by a group of French scholars, historians, engineers, and surveyors as members of Napoleon Bonaparte’s invading army in 1798. Continue reading

Scientists in the Armed Forces

Scientists were members French Army's Commission of Science and Arts under Napoleon Bonaparte that conquered Egypt in 1798. Continue reading