Person: Aristarchus Of Samos


Aristarchus was a Greek mathematician and astronomer who is celebrated as the exponent of a Sun-centred universe and for his pioneering attempt to determine the sizes and distances of the Sun and Moon.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born about 310 BC, Samos, Greece. Died about 230 BC, Greece.

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Ancient Greek, Applied Maths, Astronomy, Geography, Origin Greece, Physics, Special Numbers And Numerals

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