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Famous Mathematicians from Greece

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

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    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
    • Profession: Mathematician, Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Writer, + more
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    Archimedes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
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    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

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    • Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Philosopher, + more
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    Aristarchus of Samos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
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    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 the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (309 BC-229 BC)
    • Birthplace: Samos, Greece
    • Profession: Mathematician, Astronomer
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    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

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    • Age: Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)
    • Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Stagira, Greece
    • Profession: Tutor, Polymath, Scientist, Writer, Philosopher, + more
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    Athanassios Spyridon Fokas is a Greek mathematician, known for work in the field of integrable nonlinear partial differential equations.more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Ionian Islands, Ionian Sea, Greece, Cephalonia
    • Profession: Mathematician
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    Constantin Carathéodory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
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    Influential Mathemetician.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1873-1950)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Berlin, Germany
    • Profession: Mathematician, Engineer, Teacher
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    Euclid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
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    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 mathematics, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Alexandria, North Africa, Egypt, Alexandria Governorate, Africa
    • Profession: Mathematician
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    Eudoxus of Cnidus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
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    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

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    • Birthplace: Knidos, Turkey
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physician, Philosopher, Astronomer
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