Mathematician:Pappus of Alexandria

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Mathematician

One of the last great Greek mathematicians of antiquity.

Very little is known about him, except that he flourished at around 320 CE through dint of the eclipse of the sun in Alexandria in that year which he discussed in his commentary on Ptolemy's Almagest.

Noted for his multi-volume Collection, and for Pappus's Hexagon Theorem.


Nationality

Greek


History

  • Born: c. 290 CE, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Died: c. 350 CE


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Pappus of Alexandria can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Pappus of Alexandria can be found here.


Publications

There are also various other works, now lost, which are mentioned elsewhere in the literature of the time.


Sources