In 465 B.C. Democritus and his mentor Leucippus came up with the atomic theory.
Democritus! We have just discovered the atomic theory.
Atoms are solid and are also homogeneous.
All matter consists of invisible particles called atoms. Atoms are also indestructible.
Democritus also discovered that liquids are made up of large round atoms.
This was Democritus' model. It was a round sphere with no electrons, protons, or neutrons.
Many years after his discovery, he published books. He published 70 books about his discoveries.
Democritus lived to be 90 years old, and lived to be a wealthy citizen his whole life.
R.I.P Democritus 460 B.C- 370 B.C.
Democritus is a very famous man because he created the atomic theory which started it all. His contribution helped people understand the idea of an atom and helped scientists look into the science of the atom.