MATHEMATICIANS

The Ancient Greek Mathematicians section traces the histories of notable Greek figures in the burgeoning field of mathematics. These articles take you to the root of mathematical ideas.

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Hero

Hero, or Heron, of Alexandria, a Greek engineer and mathematician of the first, second, or third century A.D.

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  • Archimedes
    Archimedes

    Archimedes, (287-212 B.C.), a Greek mathematician and physicist. He was the greatest mathematician of ancient times and ranks as one of the great scientists of all times. See more »

  • Pythagoras
    Pythagoras

    Pythagoras, a Greek mathematician and philosopher who lived in the sixth century B.C., and gave his name to a body of facts and theories. See more »

  • Alcibiades
    Alcibiades

    Alcibiades (450-404 B.C.), an Athenian general and statesman. His unprincipled leadership helped cause the defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War (43-404 B.C.). See more »

  • Aristarchus of Samos
    Aristarchus of Samos

    Aristarchus of Samos, (310-250 B.C.), a Greek astronomer, believed to have worked in Alexandria, Egypt. See more »

  • Eratosthenes
    Eratosthenes

    Eratosthenes (27-196 B.C.), a Greek geographer and astronomer. He was the first to determine the circumference of the earth. See more »

  • Euclid of Alexandria
    Euclid of Alexandria

    Euclid of Alexandria a Greek mathematician who lived about 300 B.C. He is called the Father of Geometry. See more »

  • Hero
    Hero

    Hero, or Heron, of Alexandria, a Greek engineer and mathematician of the first, second, or third century A.D. See more »

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