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            Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher and is often described as the first pure mathematician. He was born on 569 BC in Samos India. He was a Greek philosopher who made an imperative expansion in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music. He is well known all over the world for formulating the Pythagorean Theorem although its fundamental principles were already recognized earlier. The theorem states that the square of the hypotenuse of a right angle triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. .
             Pythagoras was an extremely skilled young man, who was influence by three main philosophers as a young man; the most important one was Pherekydes who was often described as the teacher of Pythagoras. The other two were Thales of Miletus and his pupil Anaximander. Thales was a very old man who shared his will and his knowledge to Pythagoras; he is often credited for getting Pythagoras interested in mathematics and astronomy. Pythagoras developed a modern theory of vision much simpler than that of Plato. This theory maintained that light is emitted from luminous bodies, can suffer reflections, and causes the sensation of sight when it enters the eyes. He was the first Greek to realize that the morning star and evening star were both the planet Venus. Pythagoras believed that the earth was spherical and the sun, moon, and planets have movements of their own. Pythagoras also developed some important ideas in astronomy. He believed that the earth might be round. How was he so sure about his hypothesis? Because he was very advanced at arithmetic, geometry in particular he was able to come across at the shadow of the earth on the moon during the lunar eclipse and calculate that the earth was round. Now at days we know that the earth is round but back then it was very difficult to approach with a conclusion that the earth was round and that the sun, moon and planets have movements of their own.

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