Archimedes of Syracuse

lived from 287 BC to 212 BC

Archimedes was the greatest mathematician of his age. His contributions in geometry revolutionised the subject and his methods anticipated the integral calculus. He was a practical man who invented a wide variety of machines including pulleys and the Archimidean screw pumping device.

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https://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Archimedes.html