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Hero of Alexandria
(Greek Mathematician and Engineer)
Hero of Alexandria
Birthdate: 0010 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0070 AD

Greek inventor and mathematician Hero of Alexandria is remembered for his iconic work on geometry, Metrica, which was lost for many years but was then discovered after 1896. His most significant contributions include the Heron’s formula to find the area of a triangle, the Hero engine, and a wind-harnessing machine.

Ctesibius of Alexandria
(Inventor, Mathematician)
Ctesibius of Alexandria
Birthdate: 0285 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0222 BC