# 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

## Sources

- 1986: David Wells:
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