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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hypatia has received more than 2,623,314 page views. Her biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Hypatia is the 9th most popular mathematician, the 7th most popular biography from Egypt (up 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 9 out of 828Before her are Carl Friedrich Gauss, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, and Euclid. After her are Bertrand Russell, Pierre de Fermat, Fibonacci, Bernhard Riemann, Al-Biruni, and John Forbes Nash Jr..

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

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Among people born in Egypt, Hypatia ranks 7 out of 520Before her are Moses (-1393), Tutankhamun (-1341), Nefertiti (-1400), Ptolemy (100), Akhenaten (-1400), and Euclid (-350). After her are Cleopatra (-69), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), Origen (185), and Amenhotep III (-1403).


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