Pythagoras of Samos

lived from about 569 BC to about 475 BC

Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher who made important developments in mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music. The theorem now known as Pythagoras's theorem was known to the Babylonians 1000 years earlier but he may have been the first to prove it.

Find out more at:
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Pythagoras.html