Person: Anaxagoras Of Clazomenae


Anaxagoras was a Greek mathematician famed as the first to introduce philosophy to the Athenians. He was imprisoned for claiming that the Sun was not a god and that the Moon reflected the Sun's light.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 499 BC, Clazomenae (30, km west of Izmir), Lydia (now Turkey). Died 428 BC, Lampsacus, Mysia (now Turkey).

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive