Mathematician:Hippasus of Metapontum
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Philosopher of the Pythagorean school.
Also sometimes credited with the discovery of irrational numbers.
- Born: c. 5th century BCE, Metapontum in Magna Graecia (now Italy), or possibly Croton or Sybaris.
- Died: c. 5th century BCE
Also known as
In Greek: Ἵππασος.