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Hypatia (born c. 350–370; died 415 AD) was a Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, then part of the Eastern Roman Empire. She was a prominent thinker in Alexandria where she taught philosophy and astronomy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hypatia has received more than 4,455,285 page views. Her biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Hypatia is the 10th most popular mathematician (down from 9th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Egyptian Mathematician.

Hypatia was a mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in the 4th century. She was killed by a mob of Christians in 415 AD.

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Among mathematicians, Hypatia ranks 10 out of 1,004Before her are Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Euclid, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, and Al-Biruni. After her are Bernhard Riemann, Bertrand Russell, Fibonacci, Pierre de Fermat, Niels Henrik Abel, and Pierre-Simon Laplace.

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Among people born in 350, Hypatia ranks 1After her are Plutarch of Athens, Dalmatius, Thaïs, Ardashir II, Hermeric, Thiruvalluvar, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Octar, Vithimiris, Naemul of Silla, and Bonifacius. Among people deceased in 415, Hypatia ranks 1After her are Athaulf, Sigeric, and Thermantia.

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Among people born in Egypt, Hypatia ranks 9 out of 642Before her are Tutankhamun (-1341), Euclid (-350), Nefertiti (-1400), Ptolemy (100), Yasser Arafat (1929), and Akhenaten (-1400). After her are Anthony the Great (251), Origen (185), Joshua (-1355), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Hatshepsut (-1507), and Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918).


Among mathematicians born in Egypt, Hypatia ranks 2Before her are Euclid (-350). After her are Hero of Alexandria (10), Diophantus (201), Pappus of Alexandria (290), Ctesibius (-284), Theon of Alexandria (335), Menelaus of Alexandria (70), Ibn Yunus (950), Ahmes (-1680), Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam (850), and Hypsicles (-190).