Person: Pythagoras Of Samos


Pythagoras of Samos was a Greek philosopher who made important developments in mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music. The theorem now known as Pythagorean theorem was known to the Babylonians 1000 years earlier but he may have been the first to prove it.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born about 570 BC, Samos, Ionia. Died about 490 BC.

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Ancient Babylonian, Ancient Chinese, Ancient Greek, Ancient Indian, Architecture, Astronomy, Chinese, Origin Greece, Number Theory, Physics, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals

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