The discovery that the Earth is round is most commonly ascribed to the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras, while the credit for proving it is usually given to Aristotle. It appea...
Ancient Greek philosophers posited that the Earth was round as early as 6th Century B.C.
It is not definitively known which scientist first proved that the Earth is spherical. The discovery is variably attributed to Pythagoras, Zeno, or Hesiod.
"My conviction is that the Earth is a round body in the centre of the heavens, and
.... Some ideas were found possible to preserve, although in altered form.
Sep 21, 2011 ... He felt sure the earth was round.” –Emma Miler Bolenius, American Schoolbook
Author, 1919. One of the most enduring myths that children ...
Dec 12, 2004 ... Even in ancient times sailors knew that the Earth was round and ... from Egypt are
not seen further north The full quotation can be found here.
Dec 29, 2012 ... The idea that the Earth is spherical originated in Ancient Greece, and the oldest
reliable sources credit Pythagoras from the 6th century BCE.
Aug 15, 2006 ... Neither Magellan nor anybody he ever met believed the Earth was flat. All
Europeans knew it was round. Other cultures may have thought it ...
May 8, 2013 ... They were well aware the Earth was round, having calculated with ... myth
surrounding Columbus' voyage was that he was the first to discover ...
Aug 30, 2015 ... We have been told in school that it was Christopher Columbus the person who
found out that the Earth is round and set out on a journey to ...
Oct 9, 2011 ... Columbus set out to prove the world was round. ... The Columbus flat-earth myth
perhaps originated with Washington Irving's 1828 biography of ... around 1000
C.M.E. If Columbus discovered America, he himself didn't know.