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Archimedes [of Syracuse]

Born: 287 BC
Died: 212 BC.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Mathematicians


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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  • "Give me a place to stand on and I will move the earth."