Autolycus of Pitane

360 BC - 290 BC

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Autolycus of Pitane (Greek: Αὐτόλυκος ὁ Πιταναῖος; c. 360 – c. 290 BC) was a Greek astronomer, mathematician, and geographer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Autolycus of Pitane has received more than 47,926 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Autolycus of Pitane is the 230th most popular mathematician (up from 247th in 2019), the 479th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 471st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Turkish Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Autolycus of Pitane ranks 230 out of 828Before him are Maria Reiche, Seki Takakazu, Édouard Roche, William Jones, Leo Perutz, and Tullio Levi-Civita. After him are Élie Cartan, Marcel Grossmann, Johannes de Sacrobosco, Lloyd Shapley, Stanislaw Ulam, and Henri Cartan.

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Among people born in 360 BC, Autolycus of Pitane ranks 4Before him are Aristoxenus, Callisthenes, and Arses of Persia. After him is Onesicritus. Among people deceased in 290 BC, Autolycus of Pitane ranks 2Before him is Megasthenes. After him are Dicaearchus and Onesicritus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Autolycus of Pitane ranks 479 out of 1,128Before him are Heraclius the Elder (600), Crates of Mallus (-200), Türkan Şoray (1945), Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi (1609), Themistius (317), and Sisygambis (-301). After him are Joscelin III, Count of Edessa (1135), Jovan Vladimir (990), Nicholas Mystikos (852), Theodore Metochites (1270), Henri Verneuil (1920), and Bülent Ersoy (1952).


Among mathematicians born in Turkey, Autolycus of Pitane ranks 7Before him are Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), Apollonius of Perga (-262), Al-Battani (858), Anthemius of Tralles (474), Thābit ibn Qurra (836), and Simplicius of Cilicia (490). After him are Callippus (-370), Theon of Smyrna (70), and Suzan Kahramaner (1913).