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**By Leah Crenshaw**archimedes**Archimedes was born in 287 BC.**He lived his life in Syracuse, Sicily. He was a famous mathematician. He lived in service of the king of Sicily. He died during the Siege of Syracuse in 211 BC. Biography**The Quadrature of the Parabola**On Floating Bodies On The Equilibrium of Planes The Sand Reckoner On the Sphere and the Cylinder The Method of Mechanical Theorems On Conoids and Spheroids On the Measurement of a Circle Major Works**Volume of an Irregular Shape**Sphere’s Volume in Relation to a Cylinder Hydrostatics Archimedes Screw Contributions to geometry**Archimedes was assigned to figure out how much gold was in**the king’s crown He needed to know how to find the volume without melting it As he got into the bath one day, he saw the water splash over the edges of the bath and suddenly understood how to do it. He reportedly ran through the town wearing nothing and shouting “Eureka!” which means “I have found it!”**In the year 211 BC Syracucse was besieged and eventually**invaded As soldiers ran through the city, killing everyone they saw, a soldier came upon Archimedes. He was drawing circles in the sand and staring intently at them. When he saw the soldier come near to his drawing he said “Don’t disturb my circles.” The soldier, enraged, drew his sword and killed him. The Siege of Syracuse