- NAME: Plato
- OCCUPATION: Philosopher, Writer
- BIRTH DATE: c. 428 BCE
- DEATH DATE: c. 348 BCE
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Athens, Greece
- PLACE OF DEATH: Athens, Greece
- AKA: Aristocles
- AKA: Platon
- AKA: Aristocles, son of Ariston
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Ancient Greek philosopher Plato founded the Academy and is the author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence in Western thought.
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Some scholars suggest that he died while attending a wedding, while others believe he died peacefully in his sleep.
Plato's impact on philosophy and the nature of humans has had a lasting impact far beyond his homeland of Greece. His work covered a broad spectrum of interests and ideas: mathematics, science and nature,
morals and political theory. His beliefs on the importance of mathematics in education have proven to be essential for understanding the entire universe. His work on the use of reason to develop a more fair and just society that is focused on the equality of individuals established the foundation for modern democracy.
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