Aristotle- Father of Biology | List of Father of Differnet Branches of Biology


Biology is a branch of natural science in which living organisms, their bodily functions, their interaction with each other and environment is studied. It is among the 3 major branches of science. In biology we read about living organisms, their classification, evolution, environment factors and their body systems including plants, animals, bacteria, fungi etc. Biology involves a variety of other branches and fields like zoology, botany, microbiology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, environment and ecology, anthropology etc. 

This field ranges from the microscopic bacteria to huge elephant or giraffe or longest eucalyptus tree. According to a theory of biology all these organisms whether huge or microscopic are made up of cells. These cells can be different but each living organism is made up of cells. Aristotle was among pioneer philosophers cum scientists who started investigating this field. He is considered as the father of biology. In this article we will know about Aristotle and his contributions to science and why he is called the father of biology. 


Who is the Father of Biology?


Aristotle is considered as the father of biology. He was born in 384 BC. He visited an island called Lesvos in the 4th century BC. He noticed the variety of organisms, diversity of creatures there. He got inspired and later he developed a new branch of science named Biology. Aristotle invented nature with careful observations and examined his theories. He opposed that supernatural power made this all in some days. He had a scientific temper. He first discovered the relationship between animals and made a classification system. Here in this table you can find a brief description about Aristotle, his work, his life and other important details. 

Particulars Details
Date of Birth 384 BC Srafira Chaladice Geek
Died 322 BC, Euboea, Geek
Education Platonic Academy
Spouse Pythias
Notable Work Corpus Aristotlicum
Nationality Greek
Region Western Philosophy
Era Ancient Greek Philosophy
School Peripatetic School

Classical Republicanism

Aristotelianism School

Notable Students Alexander the great, Theophrastus, Aristoxenus
Main Interests Zoology, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Logics, Ethics, Poetry, Music, Metaphysics, Rhetoric, Aesthetics, Economics, Politics, Geology, Government, Meteorology



Father of Biology: Works and Discoveries

Aristotle wrote around 200 writings, studies, publications and Papers in various branches of philosophy and science. He was a very intelligent writer. Some of his works are Organon, De Anima (On the Soul), Physics, Metaphysics, Eudemian Ethics, Nicomachean, Magna Moralia, Poetics , Politics etc.



Father of Biology: Father of Branches of Biology

Subject Father
Father of Botany Theophrastus
Father of Zoology Aristotle
Father of Biology Aristotle
Father of Modern Botany Linnaeus
Father of Endochrinology Thomas Addison
Father of Immunology Edward Jenner
Father of Agronomy Peter De-cresenji
Father of Genetics GJ Mendel
Father of Modern Genetics TH Morgan
Father of Cytology Robert Hooke
Father of Palynology Erdtman
Father of Mycology Micheli
Father of Plant Physiology Stephan Hales
Father of Gene Therapy Anderson
Father of Polygenic Inheritence Kolreuter
Father of Surgery and Plastic Surgery Susruta
Father of Anatomy Herophilus
Father of Ethology Konard Lorentz
Father of Cloning Ian Willmut
Father of Chemotherapy Paul Ehrlich
Father of Bryology Johann Hedwig
Father of Mutation Hugo De Vries
Father of Genetic Engineering Paul Berg
Father of Ayurveda Charaka
Father of Taxonomy Carolus Linnaeus
Father of Embryology Aristotle
Father of Blood Circulation William Harvey
Father of Medicine Hippocrates
Father of Blood Groups Karl Landsteiner
Father of Palaentology Leonardo da Vinci
Father of DNA Fingerprinting Garrod
Father of Gerontology Korenchevsk
Father of Bacteriology Robert Koch
Father of Antibiotics Alexander Fleming
Father of Pathology Rudolph Virchow
Father of Virology WM Stanley
Father of Epidemiology John Snow
Father of Endocrinology Thomas Addison
Father of Homeopathy Hahnemann


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