Full name: Archimedes
Birth date:
c. 287 BC
Birth place:
Syracuse, Sicily, Greece
Died: c. 212 BC (aged 75)
Buried:  Syracuse, Sicily
In a school in Egypt
Occupation: Scientist
Spouse (s):
Not Known
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Zodiac sign:
Known For: screw, Hydrostatics, Levers, Infinitesimals, Neuseis constructions
Fields: Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Astronomy

Archimedes is one of the greatest scientists of the world who was born in Syracuse on the island of Sicily, Greece. He was a physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Archimedes is widely known for his invention of screw pumps, compound pulleys, and siege machines. Although little known about his life, he is considered as one of the greatest scientists of the classical era.

Archimedes Early Life:

Archimedes was born c. 287 BC in the seaport city of Syracuse, Sicily, Greece. His father name is Phidias who was an astronomer about whom nothing is known. It seems to be that, he was related to King of Syracuse, Hieron and his son Gelon. He studied in a school that was founded by the Greek mathematician Elucid in Alexandria, Egypt. Then Archimedes went back to Syracuse to his native village to live, after pursuing his studies.

Archimedes Career:

Archimedes discovered the formula for the determination of spurious of metal which is known as Fluidity Law. He invented the theory to fire doing centralized the sunlight with the help of a spherical mirror. The theory was used in the war field by the Greek. Archimedes discovered some theories and laws of motion and geometry. He also discovered screw and heat ray.


Archimedes was killed by Roman soldiers, his cemetery was found 75 years later of his death.

Personal Life:

Have Archimedes got married or not or even have any children are not known.

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