Mathematician:Archytas of Tarentum

Mathematician

Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman, and strategist.

He was a scientist of the Pythagorean school.

Reputedly the founder of mathematical mechanics.

Much of book $\text{VII}$ and book $\text{VIII}$ of Euclid's The Elements can be attributed to him.

Invented the Archytas curve: a curve in three-dimensional space which can be used for Doubling the Cube.

A good friend of Plato.

Greek

History

• Born: about 428 BC in Tarentum (now Taranto), Magna Graecia (now Italy)