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There is also a Menaechmus in Plautus' play, The Menaechmi.Menaechmus (Greek: Μέναιχμος, 380–320 BC) was an ancient Greek mathematician, geometer and philosopher born in Alopeconnesus or Prokonnesos in the Thracian Chersonese, who was known for his friendship with the renowned philosopher Plato and for his apparent discovery of conic sections and his solution to the then-long-standing problem of doubling the cube using the parabola and hyperbola. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Menaechmus has received more than 91,229 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Menaechmus is the 220th most popular mathematician (up from 237th in 2019), the 312th most popular biography from Greece (down from 296th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Greek Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Menaechmus ranks 220 out of 828Before him are Mary Jackson, Paolo Ruffini, Xu Guangqi, Michel Chasles, Henry Briggs, and Thomas Simpson. After him are Piet Hein, Helge von Koch, Alfred Korzybski, Maria Reiche, Seki Takakazu, and Édouard Roche.

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Among people born in 375 BC, Menaechmus ranks 3Before him are Olympias and Chanakya. After him is Aristobulus of Cassandreia. Among people deceased in 300 BC, Menaechmus ranks 8Before him are Diotima of Mantinea, Aristoxenus, Berossus, Nearchus, Hipparchia of Maroneia, and Eudemus of Rhodes. After him are Hegesias of Cyrene, Gaius Duilius, Eurydice of Egypt, Callippus, Appius Claudius Caudex, and Mithridates II of Pontus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Menaechmus ranks 312 out of 855Before him are Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus (-200), Zoilus (-400), Antiochus XI Epiphanes (-115), Dinocrates (-400), Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark (1876), and Kyriakos Mitsotakis (1968). After him are Iphicrates (-415), Perdiccas I of Macedon (-700), Ariston of Sparta (-550), Eupolis (-446), Brennus (-301), and Nicholas Kabasilas (1322).


Among mathematicians born in Greece, Menaechmus ranks 4Before him are Meton of Athens (-500), Hippocrates of Chios (-470), and Conon of Samos (-280). After him are Theaetetus (-417), Diocles (-240), Aristyllus (-400), Geminus (null), Dinostratus (-390), Cahit Arf (1910), and Demetrios Christodoulou (1951).