# greece Famous Mathematicians from Greece

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 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:** 63

**Birthplace:** Brisbane, Australia

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

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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**#58** on The All-Time Greatest People in History

**#9** on The Greatest Minds of All Time

**#46** on The Most Influential People of All Time

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

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

**Birthplace:** Samos, Greece

**Profession:** Mathematician, Astronomer

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:** Stagira, Greece

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

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**#81** on The All-Time Greatest People in History

**#44** on People We Wish Were Still Alive

**#6** on The Greatest Minds of All Time

**#5** on The Most Influential People of All Time

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:** 64

**Birthplace:** Cephalonia, Greece

**Profession:** Mathematician

Influential Mathemetician. ...more

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**Age:** Died at 77 (1873-1950)

**Birthplace:** Berlin, Germany

**Profession:** Mathematician, Engineer, Teacher

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## 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

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**Birthplace:** Alexandria, Egypt

**Profession:** Mathematician

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**#33** on The All-Time Greatest People in History

**#62** on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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