428 BC - 347 BC

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Archytas (; Greek: Ἀρχύτας; 435/410–360/350 BC) was an Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, music theorist, astronomer, statesman, and strategist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Archytas has received more than 228,796 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Archytas is the 45th most popular mathematician (down from 39th in 2019), the 323rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 278th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Mathematician.

Archytas is most famous for his invention of the screw.

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Among mathematicians, Archytas ranks 45 out of 828Before him are Charles Sanders Peirce, Emmy Noether, George Boole, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Johann Bernoulli, and Apollonius of Perga. After him are Sofia Kovalevskaya, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Norbert Wiener, Sophie Germain, and Brahmagupta.

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Among people born in 428 BC, Archytas ranks 1 Among people deceased in 347 BC, Archytas ranks 2Before him is Plato.

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Among people born in Italy, Archytas ranks 323 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Paul I (700), Pope John X (860), Pope Paul II (1417), Carlo Goldoni (1707), Pope Benedict VIII (980), and Pope Nicholas I (800). After him are Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519), Antipope John XXIII (1370), Roberto Rossellini (1906), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus (-89), Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46), and Pope Pelagius II (520).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Archytas ranks 6Before him are Archimedes (-287), Fibonacci (1170), Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), Gerolamo Cardano (1501), and Luca Pacioli (1445). After him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Philolaus (-470), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), and Lodovico Ferrari (1522).