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Hypatia (born c. 350–370; died 415) 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 2,386,335 page views. Her biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 9th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Hypatia ranks 9 out of 746Before her are Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Euclid, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, and Omar Khayyam. After her are Bertrand Russell, Fibonacci, Pierre de Fermat, Bernhard Riemann, Al-Biruni, and Pierre-Simon Laplace.

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Among people born in 350, Hypatia ranks 1After her are Ardashir II, Plutarch of Athens, Thiruvalluvar, Dalmatius, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Octar, Gogugyang of Goguryeo, Vithimiris, Bonifacius, Sosurim of Goguryeo, and Flavius Dalmatius. 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 432Before her are Tutankhamun (-1341), Cleopatra (-69), Euclid (-350), Nefertiti (-1400), Akhenaten (-1400), and Ptolemy (100). After her are Yasser Arafat (1929), Amenhotep III (-1403), Origen (185), Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), and Anthony the Great (251).


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).

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