Mathematician:Iamblichus Chalcidensis

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Mathematician

Usually known as Iamblichus. His name in Ancient Greek is Ἰάμβλιχος, probably from Syriac or Aramaic ya-mlku, "He is king".

Assyrian philosopher of the neo-Platonist school.

His main involvement in mathematics concerns the fact that he may have known the $5$th perfect number, but there is no hard evidence of this fact.


Nationality

Assyrian


History

  • Born: c. 245 CE, Chalcis (modern Qinnasrin) in Syria
  • Died: c. 325 CE


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