Mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC.
Person, Science, Greece
Person, Philosophy, Greece
WW1 poet. Born Rugby. Joined the navy and sailed to the Med. but died on his way to Gallipoli from an infected mosquito bite, on a French hospital ship moored in the Aegean Sea. Buried in an oli...
Person, Poetry, Greece
Born Holles Street, baptised at St Marylebone church in the same year. Spent the first 10 years of his life in Aberdeen with his mother. On the death of a great-uncle in 1798 he succeeded to the ...
Person, Poetry, Seriously Famous, Greece, Scotland
Astronomer, geographer, and mathematician. 190 BC – c. 120 BC. Founder of trigonometry. Possibly invented the armillary sphere, which we've discovered is occasionally used as a memorial, e.g. ...
Person, Science, Greece, Turkey
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Born: 24/6/1532, 486 years ago
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