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...

...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. ...

...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...

... Pythagoras Of Samos
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....

...used the Pythagorean Theorem, many know little of 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...

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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...

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PYTHAGORAS---
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...

...Research Paper: Pythagoras
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....

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