Theophrastus
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"Theophrastus", a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos Island/Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school. He came to Athens at a young age and initially studied in Platonic Academy/Plato's school. After Plato's death, he attached himself to Aristotle. Aristotle bequeathed to Theophrastus his writings and designated him as his successor at the Lyceum (Classical)/Lyceum. Theophrastus presided over the Peripatetic school for thirty-six years, during which time the school flourished greatly. He is often considered the "father of botany" for his works on plants. After his death, the Athenians honoured him with a public funeral. His successor as head of the school was Strato of Lampsacus.

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