Menelaus of Alexandria

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Menelaus of Alexandria (; Greek: Μενέλαος ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Menelaos ho Alexandreus; c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Menelaus of Alexandria has received more than 68,263 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Menelaus of Alexandria is the 155th most popular mathematician (up from 181st in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 183rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Egyptian Mathematician.

Menelaus of Alexandria is most famous for his work in geometry, specifically for his theorem which states that the sum of the angles of a triangle is equal to two right angles. He also developed a method for finding the area of a triangle.

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Among mathematicians, Menelaus of Alexandria ranks 155 out of 828Before him are Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Pierre Bouguer, Arthur Cayley, Zu Chongzhi, Abu Maʿshar, and George Pólya. After him are Aloysius Lilius, Michael Atiyah, James Gregory, Alonzo Church, Ernst Kummer, and Vito Volterra.

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Among people born in 70, Menelaus of Alexandria ranks 4Before him are Suetonius, Pope Anicetus, and Papias of Hierapolis. After him is Theon of Smyrna. Among people deceased in 140, Menelaus of Alexandria ranks 3Before him are Faustina the Elder and Basilides. After him is Mithridates V of Parthia.

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Among people born in Egypt, Menelaus of Alexandria ranks 172 out of 520Before him are Taha Hussein (1889), Djedkare Isesi (-2500), Adly Mansour (1945), Basilides (117), Meritamen (-1400), and Ahmose (-1504). After him are Antipope Dioscorus (500), Nazli Sabri (1894), Dionysius Thrax (-170), Cleopatra Thea (-164), Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927), and Claude François (1939).


Among mathematicians born in Egypt, Menelaus of Alexandria ranks 8Before him are Hypatia (350), Hero of Alexandria (10), Diophantus (201), Ctesibius (-284), Pappus of Alexandria (290), and Theon of Alexandria (335). After him are Ibn Yunus (950) and Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam (850).