Conon of Samos

280 BC - 221 BC

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Conon of Samos (Greek: Κόνων ὁ Σάμιος, Konōn ho Samios; c. 280 – c. 220 BCE) was a Greek astronomer and mathematician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Conon of Samos has received more than 53,167 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Conon of Samos is the 192nd most popular mathematician (down from 184th in 2019), the 273rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 253rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Greek Mathematician.

Conon of Samos was a Greek mathematician and astronomer who lived in the 4th century BC. He is most famous for his discovery of the conic sections, which are curves that can be obtained by cutting a cone.

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Among mathematicians, Conon of Samos ranks 192 out of 828Before him are Jakob Steiner, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Constantin Carathéodory, Al-Karaji, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, and Pedro Nunes. After him are Herbert A. Hauptman, Abu Nasr Mansur, Ibn Yunus, Camille Jordan, Kazimierz Kuratowski, and Thomas Abbt.

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Among people born in 280 BC, Conon of Samos ranks 6Before him are Han Fei, Li Si, Livius Andronicus, Philo of Byzantium, and Arsaces I of Parthia. After him are Pyrrhus II of Epirus and Ariamnes of Cappadocia. Among people deceased in 221 BC, Conon of Samos ranks 6Before him are Hasdrubal Barca, Ctesibius, Berenice II of Egypt, Hasdrubal the Fair, and Antigonus III Doson. After him is Lucius Caecilius Metellus.

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Among people born in Greece, Conon of Samos ranks 273 out of 855Before him are Phaedo of Elis (-401), Vicky Leandros (1949), Andreas Palaiologos (1453), Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark (1905), Alexandros Papagos (1883), and Rigas Feraios (1757). After him are Alexander V of Macedon (-390), Plutarch of Athens (350), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (1904), Chares of Lindos (-400), Andocides (-440), and Phrynichus (-535).


Among mathematicians born in Greece, Conon of Samos ranks 3Before him are Meton of Athens (-500) and Hippocrates of Chios (-470). After him are Menaechmus (-375), Theaetetus (-417), Diocles (-240), Aristyllus (-400), Geminus (null), Dinostratus (-390), Cahit Arf (1910), and Demetrios Christodoulou (1951).