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Pythagoras of Samos is a man who was more than just a mathematician. A Greek philosopher, founder of the Pythagorean brotherhood, he was an extremely important political figure for his time. He invented vegetarianism and created one of the first secret organizations. Not much is known about his mathematical achievements because he never wrote anything down. It is unsure where his views end and his disciple’s views began. He influenced Plato and Aristotle and made contributions to the development of mathematics and western philosophy.
Details of Pythagoras's life stem from early biographies and there are conflicting reports of his birth date and death. It is clear that his father’s name was Mnesarchus and his mother’s name was Pythais. Mnesarchus was a merchant who originated from Tyre and who is thought that his father was seen as a hero to the village for bringing food to the people during a famine. It is said that he was granted citizenship to S...
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