290 BCE–0 CE

Nationality: Greek

Historical Period: Ancient Greece

Archimedes was a renowned mathematician and inventor of the ancient world. He is most famous for discovering the relationship between the surface and volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cylinder. He is also known for the Archimedes principle (the formulation of hydrostatic principles) and the Archimedes screw (a device designed to pump water from a ship’s hull).

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