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Archimedes, a Sicilian Greek, was among the greatest mathematicians of all time as well as a physicist and inventor. After attending Euclid's school to acquire as much mathematical knowledge as was possible in his time, ... More »

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According to AncientGreece.com, Archimedes is heralded by scientists, mathematicians and philosophers alike as one of the last great Greek mathematicians. Famous for his written work "Death Ray," as well as for his mathe... More »

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Archimedes was killed during the sack of the city of Syracuse after its fall to Roman forces during the Second Punic War. He died in 212 B.C. at the age of 75 years old. More »

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Archimedes went to school at the Royal Library of Alexandria in Egypt under the guidance of former students of the mathematician Euclid. He continued studying mathematics, physics, astronomy and military techniques after... More »

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Archimedes of Syracuse was a noted ancient Greek inventor, engineer and mathematician who made numerous scientific advances. Among these achievements, he developed a method of measuring the volume of an irregular object,... More »

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The son of a mathematician and astronomer named Phidias, Archimedes' full name is Archimedes of Syracuse. He was a world renowned scientist who was born in Syracuse, Italy, in the colony of Magna Gracia in 287 B.C. Archi... More »

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