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Pythagoras (c.570—c.495 BCE), Greek philosopher and mathematician

Pythagoras (c.570—c.495 BCE), Greek philosopher and mathematician

Giants  of  Science - Here is a chronological list of a few mathematicians and scientists whose towering achievements have helped shape the Science of their times and ours.

Giants of Science - Here is a chronological list of a few mathematicians and scientists whose towering achievements have helped shape the Science of their times and ours.

Pythagoras (circa 570-495BC)  Vegetarian mystical leader and number-obsessive, he owes his standing as the most famous name in maths due to a theorem about right-angled triangles, although it now appears it probably predated him. He lived in a community where numbers were venerated as much for their spiritual qualities as for their mathematical ones. His elevation of numbers as the essence of the world made him the towering primogenitor of Greek mathematics.

Pythagoras (circa 570-495BC) Vegetarian mystical leader and number-obsessive, he owes his standing as the most famous name in maths due to a theorem about right-angled triangles, although it now appears it probably predated him. He lived in a community where numbers were venerated as much for their spiritual qualities as for their mathematical ones. His elevation of numbers as the essence of the world made him the towering primogenitor of Greek mathematics.

Pythagoras of Samos (c. 580 – c. 500 BCE). Of the Ionian School. Understood the deepest reality to be composed of numbers; believed that souls are immortal.

Pythagoras of Samos (c. 580 – c. 500 BCE). Of the Ionian School. Understood the deepest reality to be composed of numbers; believed that souls are immortal.

The hands of Mary Magdalene by Donatello, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence

The hands of Mary Magdalene by Donatello, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence