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Pythagoras. 582 - 520 B.C. “All is number”. Early Life. Born in Samos, Greece Born circa 582 B.C. Was taught about early lonian philosophers Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes. Was drawn away because of his disgust for tyranny of Polycrates. Pythagoreanism.

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Pythagoras

582 - 520 B.C.

“All is number”


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Early Life

  • Born in Samos, Greece

  • Born circa 582 B.C.

  • Was taught about early lonian philosophers Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes.

  • Was drawn away because of his disgust for tyranny of Polycrates.


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Pythagoreanism

  • Pythagoras founded his own cult

  • The people were called Pythagoreans

  • It was based on religious, political, and philosophical beliefs.

  • They believed in reincarnation: Pythagoras thought himself to have been a Trojan warrior in a past life

  • The people attributed to his discoveries


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Discoveries

  • Discovered the existence of irrational numbers.

  • The Pythagorean Theorem (a² + b² = c²)

  • He was the first to distinguish between prime and composite.

  • Discovered ideas in music and astronomy.

  • d² = h² + a² + b²


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Death

  • Died 520 B.C.

  • No information is known on how he died


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Bibliography

  • “Pythagoras.” Encarta Encyclopedia. 1997 (Cd-Rom)

  • “Pythagoras.” http://www.groups.dcs.st- and.ac.uk/~history/mathmaticians/pythagoras.html

  • “Pythagoras.”http://www.windows.ivv.nasa.gov/people/

    ancient-epoch/pythagoras.html


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