List Photo: Freebase/Public domain

greece Famous Mathematicians from Greece

17k views 14 items Embed
List of notable or famous mathematicians from Greece, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Greece and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Greece. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Greek mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from Greece is included when available.

Examples include Archimedes and Hypatia of Alexandria.

This historic mathematicians from Greece list can help answer the questions "Who are some Greek mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from Greece?" These prominent mathematicians of Greece may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Greek mathematicians.

Use this list of renowned Greek mathematicians to discover some new mathematicians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (14 items)
Apostolos Doxiadis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
Photo: user uploaded image

Apostolos K. Doxiadis is a Greek writer. He is best known for his international bestsellers Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture and Logicomix. ...more

More About

Age: 62

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Profession: Mathematician, Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Writer, + more

see more on Apostolos Doxiadis
Archimedes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the ...more

More About

Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist Philosopher, + more

Also Ranked

#42 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#9 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

see more on Archimedes
Aristarchus of Samos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Aristarchus of Samos was an ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who presented the first known model that placed the Sun at the center of the known universe with the Earth revolving around it. He was influenced by Philolaus of Croton, but he identified the "central fire" with the Sun, and put ...more

More About

Age: Died at 80 (309 BC-229 BC)

Birthplace: Samos, Greece

Profession: Mathematician, Astronomer

see more on Aristarchus of Samos
Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
Photo: Freebase/GNU Free Documentation License

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child, whereafter Proxenus of Atarneus became his guardian. At eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in ...more

More About

Age: Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

Birthplace: Stagira, Greece

Profession: Tutor, Polymath, Scientist, Writer Philosopher, + more

Also Ranked

#8 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#44 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#6 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#12 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

see more on Aristotle
Athanassios S. Fokas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
Photo: user uploaded image

Athanassios Spyridon Fokas is a Greek mathematician, known for work in the field of integrable nonlinear partial differential equations. ...more

More About

Age: 63

Birthplace: Cephalonia, Greece

Profession: Mathematician

see more on Athanassios S. Fokas
Constantin Carathéodory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Influential Mathemetician. ...more

More About

Age: Died at 77 (1873-1950)

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Engineer, Teacher

see more on Constantin Carathéodory
Euclid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
Photo: Freebase/Public domain
7

Euclid


Euclid, sometimes called Euclid of Alexandria to distinguish him from Euclid of Megara, was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I. His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of ...more

More About

Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Profession: Mathematician

Also Ranked

#62 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#66 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

see more on Euclid
Eudoxus of Cnidus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Eudoxus of Cnidus was a Greek astronomer, mathematician, scholar and student of Plato. All of his works are lost, though some fragments are preserved in Hipparchus' commentary on Aratus's poem on astronomy. Theodosius of Bithynia's important work, Sphaerics, may be based on a work of Eudoxus. ...more

More About

Birthplace: Knidos, Turkey

Profession: Mathematician, Physician, Philosopher, Astronomer

see more on Eudoxus of Cnidus