Famous Ancient Greek Mathematicians Facts

A discussion on famous ancient Greek people would be incomplete without information on the numerous famous ancient Greek mathematicians. In facts the word "mathematics" is derived from the ancient Greek word "mathema" which means "subject of instruction". Greek mathematics refers to mathematical theories developed in the Greek language from around 624 BC through the 4th century AD. Below is a list of many of these famous mathematicians along with facts about who they were and what their important contributions were.

Interesting Facts about Ancient Greek Mathematicians

Famous Ancient Greek Mathematicians List

Thales (624 - 548 BC)

Pythagoras (570 BC - 495 BC)

Euclid (approximately 300 BC)

Archimedes (approximately 287 BC - 212 BC)

Eratosthenes (276 BC - 195 BC)

Hipparchus (190 BC – 120 BC)

Diophantus (approximately 201 AD - 285 AD)