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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 original 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 487,161 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Eudoxus of Cnidus is the 45th most popular mathematician (down from 42nd in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 100th in 2019) and the 2nd 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 45 out of 823Before him are Niels Henrik Abel, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas, Johann Bernoulli, Emmy Noether, and Charles Sanders Peirce. After him are Sophie Germain, Claude Shannon, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Norbert Wiener, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, and Philolaus.

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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 116 out of 1,301Before him are Nikephoros I (760), Julius Nepos (430), İsmet İnönü (1884), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), and Stefan Dušan (1308). After him are Polycarp (69), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), Fethullah Gülen (1941), Marcion of Sinope (85), and Michael III (840).


Among mathematicians born in Turkey, Eudoxus of Cnidus ranks 2Before him are Apollonius of Perga (-262). After him are Al-Battani (858), Anthemius of Tralles (474), Thābit ibn Qurra (836), Simplicius of Cilicia (490), Callippus (-370), Autolycus of Pitane (-360), Theon of Smyrna (70), Theodosius of Bithynia (-160), and Suzan Kahramaner (1913).