In his lifetime Thales fame was not only because of his mathematic knowledge, but also because of his personal victories. In his lifetime he became so famous for his innovativeness and unorthodox wisdom that in his later years he began to be praised for making important discoveries whose true origins were not known then. Some of the things he is credited with scholars are still unsure can be credited to him. However their are many achievements he can take credit for. He once he redirected the flow of a river so that an army could cross it. He also came up with a way of measuring the height of the Great pyramids and measuring the distance of ships. He is also widely known to be the first man to correctly predict a solar eclipse. Thales wrote manuals for mariners and became wealthy by using his theories to predict the appearance of large olive crops and then buying up all the olive in the nearby areas.
Professionally Thales was responsible for many theories and discoveries in Ancient greece.Thales was crucial in introducing geometry to his fellow Greek philosopher He was the first Greek philosophers that we know of who did not try to explain the weather and the stars and planets as things controlled by the gods. Instead, Thales thought there were scientific explanations for these kinds of things.(Carr) Almost all of the other Greek philosophers who came after him used his example of trying to understand the existence of the world without using mythology.