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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 266,906 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Archytas is the 41st most popular mathematician (up from 45th in 2019), the 301st most popular biography from Italy (up from 323rd 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 41 out of 823Before him are Kurt Gödel, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Ada Lovelace, Gottlob Frege, Niels Henrik Abel, and Apollonius of Perga. After him are Johann Bernoulli, Emmy Noether, Charles Sanders Peirce, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Sophie Germain, and Claude Shannon.

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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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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Archytas ranks 301 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Alexander III (1100), Monica Vitti (1931), Aldo Moro (1916), Pope Gelasius I (410), Pope Liberius (310), and Lisa del Giocondo (1479). After him are Enrico Dandolo (1107), Pope Eugene II (780), Filippo Lippi (1406), Torquato Tasso (1544), Pope John XII (937), and Pope Paschal I (775).


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