Diophantus of Alexandria

about 200 - about 284

Diophantus was a Greek mathematician sometimes known as 'the father of algebra' who is best known for his Arithmetica. This had an enormous influence on the development of number theory.
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Mathematicians born in the same country

Honours awarded to Diophantus
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
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