Contents

- 1 What did Hypatia discover?
- 2 Why Hypatia was murdered?
- 3 What race was Hypatia of Alexandria?
- 4 What are 3 interesting facts about Hypatia?
- 5 Who was the first woman philosopher?
- 6 Who found the zero?
- 7 Who was the first female mathematician?
- 8 Is the movie Agora historically accurate?
- 9 Who is the first mathematician in world?
- 10 Why was the library of Alexandria important to Hellenistic culture?
- 11 Where is Alexandria in the Middle East?
- 12 Who was called the father of algebra?
- 13 When was Hypatia born and died?
- 14 Who taught Pythagoras?

## What did Hypatia discover?

Hypatia became a brilliant public speaker and scholar, and she followed her father on the library’s faculty. There she wrote on mathematics and astronomy. She did work on algebraic equations and conic sections. She invented the astrolabe for ship navigation and devices for measuring the density of fluids.

## Why Hypatia was murdered?

One early spring day during the year 415 in the city of Alexandria—the intellectual heart of the waning Roman Empire—the pagan philosopher Hypatia was murdered by a mob of Christian men. Her remains were burned in a mockery of pagan sacrifice.

## What race was Hypatia of Alexandria?

As a woman of mixed ethnicity, Hypatia had the choice of whether to follow Greek or Egyptian nomos without Roman intervention. Hence, she could own property and transact her own business without the Roman tradition of a male guardian.

## What are 3 interesting facts about Hypatia?

(1) She was the daughter of Theon of Alexandria. (2) She was trained as a mathematician by her father and eventually replaced him as the leading mathematician of Alexandria and, indeed as the pre-eminent mathematician of her time. (3) She was the last major mathematician of the Alexandrian tradition.

## Who was the first woman philosopher?

Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 370 CE – March 415 CE) was a female philosopher and mathematician, born in Alexandria, Egypt possibly in 370 CE (although some scholars cite her birth as c. 350 CE).

## Who found the zero?

The first modern equivalent of numeral zero comes from a Hindu astronomer and mathematician Brahmagupta in 628. His symbol to depict the numeral was a dot underneath a number.

## Who was the first female mathematician?

Hypatia, (born c. 355 ce—died March 415, Alexandria), mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who lived in a very turbulent era in Alexandria’s history. She is the earliest female mathematician of whose life and work reasonably detailed knowledge exists.

## Is the movie Agora historically accurate?

Agora does contain several historical inaccuracies. There is also the insertion of the fictional slave Davus, the wounding of Hypatia’s father Theon by the Christians, the fire walking of the monk Ammonius, and other such historical inaccuracies which are added for dramatic effect.

## Who is the first mathematician in world?

One of the earliest known mathematicians were Thales of Miletus (c. 624–c. 546 BC); he has been hailed as the first true mathematician and the first known individual to whom a mathematical discovery has been attributed.

## Why was the library of Alexandria important to Hellenistic culture?

The library became the center of Hellenistic literature and literary life. Many ancient texts still survive to this day because they were collected, preserved, and stored at the Library of Alexandria. The library had a mission to collect a copy of every single book ever written.

## Where is Alexandria in the Middle East?

Alexandria is located in the country of Egypt, on the southern coast of the Mediterranean. It is in the Nile delta area.

## Who was called the father of algebra?

Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra.

## When was Hypatia born and died?

In his 1202 book Liber Abaci, Fibonacci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier in Indian mathematics, as early as 200 BC in work by Pingala on enumerating possible patterns of Sanskrit poetry formed from syllables of two lengths.

## Who taught Pythagoras?

One of the most important was Pherekydes who many describe as the teacher of Pythagoras. The other two philosophers who were to influence Pythagoras, and to introduce him to mathematical ideas, were Thales and his pupil Anaximander who both lived on Miletus.