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Mark Oliver , Updated February 7, Pythagoras, the man behind the Pythagorean theorem was more than just a mathematician. For the Pythagoreans, math was a religious experience and some equations were divine secrets, unfit for public eyes. But when it first happened in ancient Greece, that was pretty much how people reacted. There was a whole cult behind the man who figured out how to measure the side of a triangle, and—as you might imagine—they had some pretty strange beliefs. Pythagoras had followers. A whole group of mathematicians signed up to be his pupils, to learn everything he knew, and to help him solve the great riddles of the universe.
Fact 1 The Pythagorean theorem, used in geometry, is named after him since he was the first to prove it. Fact 2 It is said he was the first person to suggest that the Earth was round. Fact 3 His secret society, the Pythagorean Brotherhood, is said to have influenced the groups such as the Freemasonry. Fact 4 It is said that both he and Plato were influenced by Orphism. It may be why they shared a similar approach.