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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.

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  • Apostolos K. Doxiadis (Greek: Απόστολος Κ. Δοξιάδης; born 1953) is a Greek writer. He is best known for his international bestsellers Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture (2000) and Logicomix (2009). ... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
  • Archimedes
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    Archimedes of Syracuse (; Greek: Ἀρχιμήδης; c. 287 – c. 212 BC) was a 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... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy
  • Aristarchus of Samos
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    Aristarchus of Samos (; Greek: Ἀρίσταρχος ὁ Σάμιος, Aristarkhos ho Samios; c. 310 – c. 230 BC) was an ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who presented the first known heliocentric 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 Aristarchus identified the "central fire" with the Sun, and he put the other planets in their correct order of distance around the Sun. Like Anaxagoras before him, he suspected that the stars were just other bodies like the Sun, albeit further away from Earth. 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
  • Aristotle (; Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs, pronounced [aristotélɛːs]; 384–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, the founder of the Lyceum and the Peripatetic school of philosophy and Aristotelian tradition. Along with his teacher Plato, he has been called the "Father of Western Philosophy". His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theatre, music, rhetoric, psychology, linguistics, economics, politics and government. Aristotle provided a complex synthesis of the various philosophies existing prior to him, and it was above all from his teachings that the West inherited its... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)
    • Birthplace: Stagira, Greece

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