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Archimedes [of Syracuse]

Born: 287 BC
Died: 212 BC.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Mathematicians

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Greek inventor, mathematician, and physicist

 

discovered principles of buoyancy and the lever

 

discovered differential calculus

 

discovered formula for volume of sphere

 

computed pi

 

killed by Roman soldier invading Syracuse


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