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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 3,662,603 page views. Her biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Hypatia is the 9th most popular mathematician, the 8th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 7th 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 823Before her are Carl Friedrich Gauss, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, and Euclid. After her are Bertrand Russell, Al-Biruni, Bernhard Riemann, Pierre de Fermat, Fibonacci, and John Forbes Nash Jr..

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

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Among people born in Egypt, Hypatia ranks 8 out of 582Before her are Cleopatra (-69), Tutankhamun (-1341), Ptolemy (100), Nefertiti (-1400), Akhenaten (-1400), and Euclid (-350). After her are Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Catherine of Alexandria (287), Joshua (-1355), Amenhotep III (-1403), and Origen (185).


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