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Portrait of Plato

Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher. He was born about 428/427 or 424/423 BC in Athens, and died there about 348/347 BC (aged about  80).

He was a pupil of Socrates. He was the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. One of his pupils was Aristotle.

Plato wrote extensively. His works are considered the foundations of western philosophy and science.

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