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Hypatia

(c. 370—415) Greek philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician


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(c. 370–415),

Greek philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. Head of the Neoplatonist school at Alexandria, she wrote several learned treatises as well as devising inventions such as an astrolabe. She was murdered by a Christian mob opposed to her Neoplatonist philosophy.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Science and Mathematics.


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