Proclus Diadochus

411 - 485


Proclus was a Greek philosopher who became head of Plato's Academy and is important mathematically for his commentaries on the work of other mathematicians.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (15 books/articles)

Some Quotations (5)

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Proclus on pure and applied mathematics
  2. Proclus and the history of geometry as far as Euclid
  3. Proclus on the Parallel Postulate

Honours awarded to Proclus
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Lunar featuresCrater Proclus


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  1. Athena Encyclopaedia

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