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Pythagoras 582 - 520 B.C. “All is number”

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Early Life u Born in Samos, Greece u Born circa 582 B.C. u Was taught about early lonian philosophers Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes. u Was drawn away because of his disgust for tyranny of Polycrates.

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Pythagoreanism u Pythagoras founded his own cult u The people were called Pythagoreans u It was based on religious, political, and philosophical beliefs. u They believed in reincarnation: Pythagoras thought himself to have been a Trojan warrior in a past life u The people attributed to his discoveries

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Discoveries u Discovered the existence of irrational numbers. u The Pythagorean Theorem (a² + b² = c²) u He was the first to distinguish between prime and composite. u Discovered ideas in music and astronomy. u d² = h² + a² + b²

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Death u Died 520 B.C. u No information is known on how he died

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Bibliography u “Pythagoras.” Encarta Encyclopedia. 1997 (Cd-Rom) u “Pythagoras.” http://www.groups.dcs.st- and.ac.uk/~history/mathmaticians/pythagoras.html u “Pythagoras.”http://www.windows.ivv.nasa.gov/people/ ancient-epoch/pythagoras.html

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