Pythagoras Of Samos
Pythagoras of Samos was a Greek mathematician, a gifted scientist and a revered mystic. Sometimes referred to as ‘the Father of Numbers,’ Pythagoras contributed countless concepts and philosophies to mathematics, philosophy and religious teachings. Pythagoras lived from ca. 570 to ca. 490 BC. Pythagoras was born on the island of Samos, located off the coast of Turkey.

Pythagoras is most famous for his Pythagorean theorem. The Pythagorean theorem relates the geometry of the three sides of a right angle triangle. His famous theorem is summarized as follows: ‘the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.’ The equation a2 + b2 = c2 provides a simple relation between the three sides of a right angle triangle. The Pythagorean Theorem provides the basis for countless equations, laws, ratios and calculations. It is one of the most important equations in mathematics.

The work of Pythagoras influenced many mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers alike, one of the most famous being the Greek philosopher Plato. Pythagoras’ ideas of like minded community influenced Plato to establish his own brotherhood. Pythagoras also shared ideas of the world and their mystical roles in life.