Famous People From Greece
Greeks have been responsible for much of what we use and enjoy today. Imagine life without their inventions and discoveries – the concept of democracy would be unknown, philosophy wouldn’t have existed and no cartography and thus no navigation. Did you know that the alarm clock that wakes you up every morning to get set for the day on time was first invented by the Greeks? Yes, though the first kinds of alarm used by the Greeks weren’t as that of the present-day buzzers, they are however credited for inventing the concept of having alarm clocks. The odometer that measures the distance travelled by a vehicle has become one of the most widely employed gadgets of the current world. But did you know that it too has its roots back in Greece? And that isn’t it – Geometry, one of the oldest branches of mathematics, was studied by the Egyptians and Babylonians but it were the Greeks who laid the foundation for modern-day geometry. Thales of Miletus is regarded as the Father of Geometry. He was responsible for setting up a number of axioms and rules that were based on reasoning. Did you know that ancient civilization believed that diseases were God’s way of punishing humans? It were the Greeks who started the practice of medication. Greek scientists have thus contributed greatly for the society and the civilization. Read this section to know more about famous Greek scientists.
AristotleAristotle
0384 BC
Philosopher
PythagorasPythagoras
0570 BC
Philosopher and Mathematician

ArchimedesArchimedes
0287 BC
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Physicist,

EuclidEuclid
0330 BC
Mathematician - Euclidean Geometry, Euclid's

EratosthenesEratosthenes
 
Mathematician

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician
Hipparchus Hipparchus
0190 BC
Astronomer & Mathematician

Aristarchus of SamosAristarchus of Samos
 

TheophrastusTheophrastus
0371 BC
Plant biologist
Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana
0015 AD
Philosopher

Christos PapadimitriouChristos Papadimitriou
16 August 1949
Writer, Mathematician, Computer scientist,
BerossusBerossus
Writer

Constantin CarathéodoryConstantin Carathéodory
13 September 1873
mathematician, university teacher

Heraclides PonticusHeraclides Ponticus
0390 AD
Philosopher

ErasistratusErasistratus
0304 AD
Physician

Hippocrates of ChiosHippocrates of Chios
0470 AD
Mathematician
HippiasHippias
0443 AD
Author

DicaearchusDicaearchus
0350 AD
Philosopher

Joseph SifakisJoseph Sifakis
26 December 1946
Computer scientist

Conon of SamosConon of Samos
0280 AD
Astronomer
Ammonius HermiaeAmmonius Hermiae
0440 AD
Philosopher

DioclesDiocles
0240 AD
Mathematician
Themistocles M. RassiasThemistocles M. Rassias
02 April 1951
Mathematician

Chrisanthi AvgerouChrisanthi Avgerou
1954 AD
Computer scientist

Michael GlycasMichael Glycas
1125 AD
Historian
CrateuasCrateuas
Physician

Eudemus Of RhodesEudemus Of Rhodes
0370 AD
Greek philosopher