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Hippocrates of Chios

470 BC - 410 BC

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Hippocrates of Chios (Greek: Ἱπποκράτης ὁ Χῖος; c. 470 – c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hippocrates of Chios has received more than 109,213 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Hippocrates of Chios is the 101st most popular mathematician (up from 108th in 2019), the 164th most popular biography from Greece and the most popular Greek Mathematician.

Hippocrates of Chios is most famous for his work on the quadrature of lunes. He was able to find the area of a lune with a circle by using the area of the lune and the area of the circle. He also found the area of a triangle with a circle by using the area of the triangle and the area of the circle.

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Among mathematicians, Hippocrates of Chios ranks 101 out of 823Before him are Pierre Louis Maupertuis, Christian Goldbach, Thomas Harriot, János Bolyai, Jean-Victor Poncelet, and Gabriel Cramer. After him are Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Lodovico Ferrari, John Couch Adams, Thābit ibn Qurra, John Wallis, and G. H. Hardy.

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Among people born in 470 BC, Hippocrates of Chios ranks 7Before him are Socrates, Aspasia, Mozi, Philolaus, Melissus of Samos, and Callicrates. After him are Achilles Painter and Teres I. Among people deceased in 410 BC, Hippocrates of Chios ranks 1After him are Kresilas and Seuthes I.

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Among people born in Greece, Hippocrates of Chios ranks 164 out of 936Before him are Antonia Minor (-36), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Cleomenes I (-600), and Pittacus of Mytilene (-650). After him are Callisthenes (-360), Spyridon Louis (1873), Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886), Panaetius (-185), Aeschines (-389), and Nicias (-500).


Among mathematicians born in Greece, Hippocrates of Chios ranks 1After him are Meton of Athens (-500), Conon of Samos (-280), Theaetetus (-417), Menaechmus (-375), Aristyllus (-400), Diocles (-240), Dinostratus (-390), Geminus (null), Cahit Arf (1910), and Demetrios Christodoulou (1951).