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Pythagoras

Pythagoras
Pythagoras

Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher who made important developments in mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music. The theorem now known as Pythagoras’s theorem was known to the Babylonians 1000 years earlier but he may have been the first to prove it. (Source: MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Immortalized by his famous “Pythagorean Theorem” that still plays an important role in geometry, Pythagoras was one of the first Ancient Greek mathematicians. He was alive sometime around 500 BC and came from one of the Greek colonies in modern day Sicily. Pythagoras is an excellent example of someone who devoted his life to intellectual thought. (Source: Greek Boston)

This devotion led him to studying several principals of mathematics, which would eventually become the Pythagorean theorem, which Euclid later proved. However, he also pursued other subjects such as philosophy and music. He had a following of people, called Pythagoreans, with whom he shared his wisdom and insights. (Source: Greek Boston)