Herodotus (c.484–425 BC)

Herodotus was a Greek historian, renowned as 'the Father of History' for his work seeking to describe and explain the causes of the Greco-Persian wars 499–479 BC. This involved him in a monumental survey of the whole of mankind's previous history, collected from the stories he had heard during his extensive travels. He is also famed as a geographer and ethnologist.