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Nicomachus of Gerasa (Greek: Νικόμαχος; c. 60 – c. 120 AD) was an important ancient mathematician and music theorist, best known for his works Introduction to Arithmetic and Manual of Harmonics in Greek. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicomachus has received more than 152,366 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Nicomachus is the 178th most popular mathematician (down from 166th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Jordan (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Jordanian Mathematician.

Nicomachus was a student of Aristotle and a teacher of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Nicomachus is most famous for writing "The Handbook of Nicomachus," which is a book about the Pythagorean theorem.

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Among mathematicians, Nicomachus ranks 178 out of 828Before him are Colin Maclaurin, Rafael Bombelli, André Weil, Jean-Pierre Serre, René Thom, and Vladimir Arnold. After him are Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Antoine Augustin Cournot, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, Jean Gaston Darboux, Richard von Mises, and Laurent Schwartz.

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Among people born in 60, Nicomachus ranks 1After him is Gaius Octavius Tidius Tossianus Lucius Javolenus Priscus. Among people deceased in 120, Nicomachus ranks 3Before him are Tacitus and Dio Chrysostom. After him is Gaius Octavius Tidius Tossianus Lucius Javolenus Priscus.

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Among people born in Jordan, Nicomachus ranks 9 out of 37Before him are Al-Mansur (714), As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Menippus (-290), and Judas of Galilee (-100). After him are Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966), Meleager of Gadara (-130), Simon bar Giora (100), and Fouad Twal (1940).


Among mathematicians born in Jordan, Nicomachus ranks 1