Hippias of Elis
about 460 BC  about 400 BC  
Hippias was a contemporary of Socrates whose only contribution to mathematics seems to be the quadratrix  a curve he may have used for squaring the circle and trisecting angles.  
Full MacTutor biography  [Version for printing]  
List of References (4 books/articles)
Mathematicians born in the same country

 
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