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Archimedes of Syracuse

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Archimedes of Syracuse (287 BC - 212 BC)

* 287 BC, † 212 BC

Archimedes of Syracuse was born 287 BC in Syracuse, Sicily (now Italy). Archimedes was the greatest mathematician of his age. His contributions in geometry revolutionised the subject and his methods anticipated the integral calculus 2,000 years before Newton and Leibniz. He was also a thoroughly practical man who invented a wide variety of machines including pulleys and the Archimidean screw pumping device. Archimedes of Syracuse died in 212 BC in Syracuse, Sicily (now Italy).

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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