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Pythagoras Quotes (Author of The Golden Verses of Pythagoras and Other Pythagorean Fragments)

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Interesting Pythagoras Facts

The Greek philosopher, scientist, and religious teacher Pythagoras ca. Born on the island of Samos, Pythagoras was the son of Mnesarchus.

Ten fun facts about Pythagoras

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.

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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.

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