Theodorus of Cyrene

465 BC - 398 BC

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Theodorus of Cyrene (Greek: Θεόδωρος ὁ Κυρηναῖος) was an ancient Greek mathematician who lived during the 5th century BC. The only first-hand accounts of him that survive are in three of Plato's dialogues: the Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodorus of Cyrene has received more than 120,529 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Theodorus of Cyrene is the 205th most popular mathematician (up from 209th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Libya and the most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Theodorus of Cyrene ranks 205 out of 823Before him are Constantin Carathéodory, Piet Hein, Lars Ahlfors, Alonzo Church, Paolo Ruffini, and Autolycus of Pitane. After him are Willem de Sitter, S. R. Ranganathan, Élie Cartan, Henry Briggs, Xu Guangqi, and Hermann Schwarz.

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Among people born in 465 BC, Theodorus of Cyrene ranks 1 Among people deceased in 398 BC, Theodorus of Cyrene ranks 1

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Among people born in Libya, Theodorus of Cyrene ranks 17 out of 64Before him are Pope Victor I (100), Carneades (-214), Khalifa Haftar (1943), Synesius (370), Berenice II of Egypt (-267), and Lorenzo Bandini (1935). After him are Theodorus the Atheist (-340), Hegesias of Cyrene (-400), Arete of Cyrene (-400), Claudio Gentile (1953), Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), and Rossana Podestà (1934).


Among mathematicians born in Libya, Theodorus of Cyrene ranks 1