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Bronze statue of Pythagoras by sculptor K.Ikaris, at the port of the city bearing his name.

Pythagoras of Samos (born between 580 and 572 BC– died between 500 and 490 BC) was an Ionian Greek mathematician and philosopher, founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism.

He is best known for the Pythagorean theorem, which bears his name. Known as "the father of numbers", Pythagoras made influential contributions to philosophy and religious teaching in the late 6th century BC. Because legend and obfuscation cloud his work even more than with the other pre-Socratics, one can say little with confidence about his life and teachings. We do know that Pythagoras and his students believed that everything was related to mathematics and that numbers were the ultimate reality and, through mathematics, everything could be predicted and measured in rhythmic patterns or cycles. According to Iamblichus, Pythagoras once said that "number is the ruler of forms and ideas and the cause of gods and demons."

(from en.wikipedia.org)

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