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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.

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Apostolos Doxiadis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

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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 greatest of all time, Archimedes anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, and the area under a parabola. Other mathematical achievements include deriving an accurate approximation of pi, defining ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy

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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 other planets in their correct order of distance around the Sun. As Anaxagoras before him, he also suspected that the stars were just other bodies like the sun. His astronomical ideas were often rejected in favor of the geocentric theories of Aristotle and Ptolemy. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 80 (309 BC-229 BC)

Birthplace: Samos, Greece

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Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Greece
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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 Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven. His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. Shortly after Plato died, Aristotle left Athens and, at the request of Philip of Macedon, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

Birthplace: Stagira, Greece

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