Eudoxus of Cnidus

408 BC - 355 BC

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Eudoxus of Cnidus (; Ancient Greek: Εὔδοξος ὁ Κνίδιος, Eúdoxos ho Knídios; c. 408 – c. 355 BC) was an ancient Greek astronomer, mathematician, scholar, and student of Archytas and Plato. All of his works are lost, though some fragments are preserved in Hipparchus' commentary on Aratus's poem on astronomy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eudoxus of Cnidus has received more than 430,812 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Eudoxus of Cnidus is the 42nd most popular mathematician (up from 46th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 114th in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Mathematician.

Eudoxus of Cnidus is most famous for his work on the geometry of spheres.

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Among mathematicians, Eudoxus of Cnidus ranks 42 out of 828Before him are Luca Pacioli, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Ada Lovelace, Charles Sanders Peirce, Emmy Noether, and George Boole. After him are Johann Bernoulli, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi.

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Among people born in 408 BC, Eudoxus of Cnidus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 355 BC, Eudoxus of Cnidus ranks 2Before him is Aristippus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Eudoxus of Cnidus ranks 100 out of 1,128Before him are Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Orhan Pamuk (1952), Mustafa IV (1779), Pausanias (110), Anacreon (-570), and Romanos IV Diogenes (1030). After him are Cassius Dio (155), Gordian I (159), Photios I of Constantinople (900), Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), and Apollonius of Perga (-262).


Among mathematicians born in Turkey, Eudoxus of Cnidus ranks 1After him are Apollonius of Perga (-262), Al-Battani (858), Anthemius of Tralles (474), Thābit ibn Qurra (836), Simplicius of Cilicia (490), Autolycus of Pitane (-360), Callippus (-370), Theon of Smyrna (70), and Suzan Kahramaner (1913).