Pythagoras was born on the islands of Samos, in the Aegean sea. My sources are not sure

but they think that he was born around 580 bc and died around 500 bc making him 80 years old.

Pythagoras's father was Mnesarches and , his mother was Pythais . His father was a merchant

who came from a place called Trye, and his mother was native to the islands of Samos. As a

child Pythagoras spent a lot of time with father traveling the world. Little is really known about

Pythagoras's child hood , what he looked liked is still puzzling historians till this day. Pythagoras

was certainly educated very well he learned how to play lyre, and reciting poetry was something

he liked very well.

Pythagoras most people would say that he was the first and the best mathmatition. He

played a cridacle role in forming pricipals that influecnced the likes of plato and even Aristotle.

Pythagoras is an extremely important person in the world of math , but the sad thing is we know

very little about his mathamaicle achievements
. Unlike other famous mathamitions there , we

have books or writings that they wrote , but for Pythagoras we have nothing of pythagorases

writings.

Pythagoras his own brotherhood , a groupe of his followers whoose beliefs and ideas

were rediscovered during the renaissance and contributed to the development of mathematics and
Western rational philosophy. This brother hood was half religious and half mathematical.

Pythagoras made various discoveries but probably the most famous are, the Pythagorean

theorem ( a + b = c) , he was the first time find the difference between prime and composite

numbers, and how to find depth which d = h+a+b. which is displayed below.

Pythagoras died around 500 BC although it is unclear exactly when and why died

Pythagoras will always considered one of the best mathematicians in the world.

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Pythagoras of Samos
Pythagoras 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 island of Syro’s. Thales and Anaximander introduced Pythagoras to...

...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 science. His...

...PYTHAGORAS OF SAMOS
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...

...Pythagoras:
A Universe made of Numbers
PART 1 Pythagoras & His Philosophy
Pythagoras of Samos is often described as the first pure mathematician. He is an extremely important figure in the development of mathematics yet there is relatively little known about his mathematical achievements. Unlike many later Greek mathematicians, where at least we have some of the books which they wrote, there is nothing of Pythagoras's writings. The society which he led, half religious and half scientific, followed a code of secrecy which certainly means that today Pythagoras is a mysterious figure. This does not mean that we cannot gain some incite on who he was or what he taught or believed, because there are details of Pythagoras's life from early biographies which use important original sources. Yet these biographies are written by authors who attribute divine powers to him, and whose aim was to present him as a god-like figure. What will be presented in the rest of this paper is an attempt to collect together the most reliable sources to reconstruct an account of Pythagoras's meta-physic, epistemology, and ethics, but first, in order to understand Pythagoras more fully, a brief journey into his life will be dealt with first.
Pythagoras was born in 580 B.C. to a more than wealthy family. He received the finest formal education in gymnastics, music, mathematics, and natural sciences and was...

...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.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 by many wise thinkers, and...

...Short Essay: Pre- Socratic Philosopher- Pythagoras
Introduction
Pre-Socratic philosophers are Greek thinkers of the 5th and 6th century who first explored the world and the position man hold in it. They were attributed as the first scientists and philosophers of the Western tradition. The Pre-Socratic philosophers made tremendous developments in philosophy, art, and science. Besides, they explored the nature in a rational way, making educated guesses about how the universe, the earth, and what is contained in it came into existence. This discourse examines Pythagoras, as one of Pre-Socratic philosophers. He is a personality who was more interested in mathematics rather than philosophy. His mathematical concept is still used presently. To this end, it is correct to assert that Pythagoras remains an important philosopher to date.
A Summary of the Pythagoras Ideas
The principal ideas of Pythagoras concerns numbers, a concept that has been handed down to other generations that have evolved since his time. His believe was that the entire universe comprised figures and could only be explained through numbers. According to him, numbers formed the principle in the universe and were used to limit or give shape to matter. His argument maintained that all that is contained in the universe was numbers since they could be quantified. He believed that if something could be counted, then it qualified...

... 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. 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 square on each of the three sides, then the...

...Algebra 2
5th hour
5/12/2013
The Life of PythagorasPythagoras lived around 570-495 B.C.. He was born on the island of Samos, a greek island in the aegean sea.His father, Mnesarchus, was a gem engraver, and his mother, Pythias, is unknown . Due to the fact that most of his life was wrote about many years after his death most of the information is unreliable, but it is believed that during pythagoras’s younger years he traveled the land in search of knowledge. It is believed that he traveled to such places as Egypt, arabia, india, Babylon, Phoenicia, and Judaea searching such knowledge about mythic cults and mythic gods.The Egyptians are said to have taught him geometry, and the Phoenicians are believed to have taught Pythagoras arithmetic.
Around the age of 40, Pythagoras is believed to have moved to croton, a greek colony in italy, and set up a religious group where his followers pursued the religious rites and practices taught by Pythagoras.
“The soul resides in the brain, and is immortal. It moves from one being to another, sometimes from a human into an animal, through a series of reincarnations called transmigration until it becomes pure. Pythagoras believed that both mathematics and music could purify”.
“All things are numbers. Mathematics is the basis for everything, and geometry is the highest form of mathematical studies. The physical world can...