Pythagoras of Samos, more commonly known as Pythagoras is recognized as the world’s first mathematician. Pythagoras’ image is mysterious because none of his writings are published, and the ‘society he led, half religious and half scientific, followed a code of secrecy’ (O’Connor and Robertson, 1993). He was born c575 BC in Samos, Greece, and was killed in c495 BC. Details about Pythagoras can be found in early biographical writings who would write of him having ‘divine powers’ and ‘present him as a god-like figure.’ (O’Connor and Robertson, 1993). Overall, stories that have been written about Pythagoras and his journey are generally seen as legend. Historians accept that Pythagoras spent his childhood in Samos and traveled with his father, a merchant. He was schooled by tutors in Chaldea and Syria, was able to ‘play the lyre, learn poetry and recite Homer (O’Connor and Robertson, 1993). His greatest influences were his teachers Pherekydes, Thales, and Anaximander. Thales and Anaximander were the two who ‘introduced him to mathematical ideas’ (O’Connor and Robertson). He was noted to have left Green for southern Italy to flee the cruel government led by Polycrates. He also is to have traveled to Egypt and Babylon during his travels and eventually self-imposed exile.

While in Egypt, Pythagoras explored many temples and spoke to priests, as well as was exposed to geometry. At Diospolis, he studied, completed the process and became a priest. While studying the culture and customs of Egypt, it was invaded by the Persians, and Pythagoras was captured and taken to Babylon. While there, he studied with the Magi people of Persia, and was introduced to ‘sacred rites and learnt about a very mystical worship of gods (O’Connor and Robertson, 1993), and mastered his mathematical genius which were taught by the Babylonians.

Returning to southern Italy, he formed a group of followers who adhered to the teaching of ‘metempsychosis, which...

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Pythagoras of SamosPythagoras of Samos was born sometime around 569 BC and since then has been said to be a strange and mysterious man. There are no writings of Pythagoras himself but his teachings and beliefs continue to influence modern philosophers and scientists. Pythagoras was born on the Greek island of Samos in the Mediterranean Sea, and although information about his early life in Samos is unknown, it is known that the island of Samos was near an Ionian colony known to be famous for being the birthplace of Greek Philosophy. During this time the Island of Samos was being ruled by the tyranny of Polycrates, who had come to power in 538 BC. Pythagoras felt the need to escape from this dictator which led him to southern Italy, the town of Croton, where he began a very important period in his lifewhich made him an important figure in Western intellectual history. Although the details on his personal life and scriptures are sketchy Pythagoras' cosmological, philosophical and mathematical theories, such as the Pythagorean Theorem, are still relevant and widely used today.
There were many philosophers who influenced Pythagoras while he was a young man, but the biggest influence of all was Pherekydes the teacher of Pythagoras who was a Greek thinker from the...

...PythagorasPythagoras must have been one of the world's greatest men. However, he wrote nothing and it is unknown how much of the doctrine of Pythagoras is due to the founder of society and how much is later development. Sometimes he is represented as a man of science, a mathematician, and even as a preacher of mystical doctrines. None of these traditional views, however, should be rejected, for he contributed his genius in each field. Pythagoras lived from about 569 BC to about 475 BC. His father was Mnesarchus, a merchant from Tyre; his mother was Pythais, a native of Samos. Pythagoras spent most of his early years in Samos but traveled with his father. He was taught by the Chaldeans and the learned men of Syria. Among his teachers, there were three philosophers who influenced Pythagoras while he was a young man, Pherekydes, Thales, and Aleximander. They influenced Pythagoras' interest in geometry and cosmology, encouraging him to pursue his studies in Egypt. In 535 BC, Pythagoras went to Egypt where he visited many temples and took part in many discussions with priests. Then, after his journeys to Samos and Crete, Pythagoras founded a philosophical and religious school in Crotona. He was the head of the society with an inner circle of followers known as mathematikoi.Pythagoras influenced a group of...

...The Greek philosopher, scientist, and religious teacher Pythagoras developed a school of thought that accepted the passage of the soul into another body and established many influential mathematical and philosophical theories.
Early life
Born on the island of Samos, off Greece, in the Mediterranean Sea, Pythagoras was the son of Mnesarchus. Little is known about his early life. After studying in Greece, he fled to southern Italy to escape the harsh rule of Polycrates (died c. 522 B.C.E. ), who came to power about 538 B.C.E. Pythagoras is said to have traveled to Egypt and Babylon during this time.
Pythagoras and his followers became politically powerful in Croton in southern Italy, where Pythagoras had established a school for his newly formed sect, or group of followers. It is probable that the Pythagoreans took positions in the local government in order to lead men to the pure life that was directed by their teachings. Eventually, however, a rival group launched an attack on the Pythagoreans at a gathering of the sect, and the group was almost completely destroyed. Pythagoras either had been forced to leave Croton or had left voluntarily shortly before this attack. He died in Metapontum early in the fifth century B.C.E.
Religious teachings
Pythagoras and his followers were important for their contributions to both religion and...

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Pythagros’s Family
Born - Approximately 569 BC, Samos Greece
Died -Approximately 500 - 475 BC, Metapontum Italy
Pythagoras is often referred to as the first pure mathematician. He was born on the island of Samos, Greece in 569 BC. Various writings place his death between 500 BC and 475 BC in Metapontum, Lucania, Italy. His father, Mnesarchus, was a gem merchant. His mother's name was Pythais. Pythagoras had two or three brothers.
Some historians say that Pythagoras was married to a woman named Theano and had a daughter Damo ,and a son named Telauges who succeeded Pythagoras and maybe taught Empedocles .Others say that Theano was one of his students , not his wife . They also say that Pythagoras never got married and had any children.
General Information
Pythagoras was well educated, and he played the lyre throughout his lifetime, knew poetry and recited Homer. He was interested in mathematics, philosophy, astronomy and music, and was greatly influenced by Pherekydes (philosophy), Thales (mathematics and astronomy) and Anaximander (philosophy, geometry).
Pythagoras Theorem
Years ago, a man named Pythagoras found an amazing fact about triangles:
If the triangle had a right angle (90°) and you made a...

...the man who proved it.
Pythagoras was born in 570 BC in Samos, Greece. His father, Mnesarchus, was a merchant from Tyre who traveled abroad. It is rumored that Pythagoras traveled with his father during his early years and was introduced to several influential teachers, including Thales who was a famous Greek philosopher. Several years and many countries later, Pythagoras found himself in Egypt. It was here that he studied at the temple of Diospolis and was also imprisoned during the Persian invasion. During the time he was imprisoned, Pythagoras began to study the religion called Zoroastrianism (Lauer/Schlager, 2001). It was because of these teachings and ideals that Pythagoras eventually moved to Italy.
At age 52, while living in Croton, Italy, Pythagoras established the Pythagorean society. It was through this society and his positions in local government that Pythagoras recruited men and women in order to lead them to the pure life with his spiritual and mathematical teachings. Pythagoras believed that number was limiting and gave shape to all matter and he impressed this upon his followers (Gale, 1998). During his time leading the Pythagoreans, Pythagoras not only proved the Pythagorean Theorem, but also made other mathematical contributions. One of those contributions was that a number is an abstract entity, separable from all...

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Pythagorean Theorem
In mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem or Pythagoras' theorem is a relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle (right-angled triangle). In terms of areas, it states:
In any right triangle, the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares whose sides are the two legs (the two sides that meet at a right angle).
The theorem can be written as an equation relating the lengths of the sides a, b and c, often called the Pythagorean equation:[1]
where c represents the length of the hypotenuse, and a and b represent the lengths of the other two sides.
These two formulations show two fundamental aspects of this theorem: it is both a statement about areas and about lengths. Tobias Dantzig refers to these as areal and metric interpretations.[2][3] Some proofs of the theorem are based on one interpretation, some upon the other. Thus, Pythagoras' theorem stands with one foot in geometry and the other in algebra, a connection made clear originally byDescartes in his work La Géométrie, and extending today into other branches of mathematics.[4]
The Pythagorean theorem has been modified to apply outside its original domain. A number of these generalizations are described below, including extension to many-dimensional Euclidean spaces, to spaces that are not Euclidean, to...

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Pythagoras of Samos (Ancient Greek: Ὁ Πυθαγόρας ὁ Σάμιος O Pythagoras o Samios "Pythagoras the Samian", or simply Ὁ Πυθαγόρας; c. 570-c. 495 BC[1]) was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Most of the information about Pythagoras was written down centuries after he lived, so that very little reliable information is known about him. He was born on the island of Samos, and may have travelled widely in his youth, visiting Egypt and other places seeking knowledge. He had a teacher named Themistoclea, who introduced him to the principles of ethics.[2][3] Around 530 BC, he moved to Croton, a Greek colony in southern Italy, and there set up a religious sect. His followers pursued the religious rites and practices developed by Pythagoras, and studied his philosophical theories. The society took an active role in the politics of Croton, but this eventually led to their downfall. The Pythagorean meeting-places were burned, and Pythagoras was forced to flee the city. He is said to have ended his days in Metapontum.
Pythagoras made influential contributions to philosophy and...

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Today, the Pythagorean Theorem is a mathematical idea studied in classrooms all over the world. It was developed hundreds of years ago by Pythagoras, a Greek man, who was not only a mathematician, but a philosopher, a scientist, and a religious leader as well. In his lifetime, Pythagoras discovered and developed many new ways of thinking, and his teachings attracted followers from all over the ancient world.Pythagoras was a brilliant thinker who made many revolutionary discoveries in math and science. His ideas spread all throughout the ancient world and had a lasting impact on the people of the ancient world as well as people today.
Behind every brilliant thinker is an excellent education. Pythagoras was born around 570 BCE on the island of Samos in Greece. His father, Mnesarchus, was a merchant, and he brought Pythagoras along with him on many of his journeys around the Mediterranean. These travels exposed Pythagoras to extensive knowledge and new ideas from countless different places. During the time of Pythagoras, Samos was one of the most powerful Greek islands, and its people experienced a time of great prosperity and achievement. Trade with other Greek cities as well as Egypt contributed to economic growth and inspired interest in math and astronomy. As a boy, Pythagoras was taught...