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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher logician and scientist Along with his teacher Plato Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields including political theory Aristotle was born in 384 BC in Stagira in northern Greece Aristotle came from a family of physicians and he received training and education that inclined his mind towards the study of nature phenomena Aristotles father died when he was young boy and his guardian Proxenus raised him Proxenus sent him to study at Platos academy in Athens Aristotle stayed at the academy for twenty years until Platos death in 347 BC Aristotle was supposed to succeed Plato as head of the academy but Aristotle didnt because he had different theories then Plato After Aristotle left Platos academy he went and lived with his friend Hermeas ruler of Atarneus and Assos in Mysia Aristotle stayed there for three years during which time he married Pythias the niece of the king After her death Aristotle also married Herpyllis and he had a son which he named after his father Hermeias fell under the control of the Persians and refusing to betray his friends under torture he was killed After Aristotles dear friend Hermeias died Aristotle moved to Mytilene where he doubtless engaged in biological research King Amyntas asked Aristotle to tutor his son Alexander Aristotle tutored Alexander for five years until king Amyntas died and Alexander came to power During the time before King Amyntas died Aristotle introduced his nephew Callisthenes to Alexander but warned him to be careful of what he said Though Alexander later took Callisthenes to Asia where he collected research materials Callisthenes was eventually suspected by Alexander of plotting against him with Hermolaus he was confined to an iron cage in which he became infested with vermin before being thrown to a lionIn 323 BC Alexander the great died unexpectedly and anti-Macedonian forces overthrew the government of
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