Hypatia of Alexandria

about 370 - 415

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Hypatia was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. She was killed by a fanatical Christian sect.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (12 books/articles)

A Poster of Hypatia

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to Hypatia
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Lunar featuresCrater Hypatia and Rimae Hypatia
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. Alexandria on the Web (A longer biography and some links to other sources including the account by Socrates Scholasticus mentioned above)
  1. H A Landman (Including many further links)
  2. Agnes Scott College
  3. P Alfeld

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