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Leucippe (portrait)

Idealized portrait of Leucippus

Leucippus (Pronounced: [lew sip' us]; 5th century BCE) was a Greek philosopher and scientist.

Although next to nothing is known about Leucippus, historians believe that by building off the concept of Anaximenes, he came up with the idea that all things are made up of tiny units called atoms. Therefore, Leucippus is known as the father of atomic theory.

Much more is known about his student and his student's ideas about atoms, Democritus.

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