Archimedes

Mikah Bellamy

1. Archimedes was born in approximately 287 BC.

2. Archimedes was born in Greek city-state of Syracuse on the island of Sicily.

3. Archimedes went to school at the Royal Library of Alexandria in Egypt.

4. Archimedes career revolved around making inventions for King Hiero II that would solve his problems.

5. Archimedes died when their town was finally taken over by the romans. Archimedes had not known that the city was taken over so when the guard asked him to come to his quarters he simply refused so he could continue his research. The guard was enraged by his stubbornness and striked down the 75 year old eccentric dead. He died in

6. He is most famous for discovering the law of hydrostatics, sometimes known as 'Archimedes' principle'.

7. His principle was stating that a body immersed in fluid loses weight equal to the weight of the amount of fluid it displaces.

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9. Without Archimedes having lived on this earth, lots of mathematical and scientific discoveries may have never reached us such as the most precisely calculated form of pi 22/7.

10. Rome was fighting a war with Syracuse in which was where Archimedes was living and helped defend the city with his inventions but was later overtaken after 2 years, in which case Archimedes had died.

11. From what I have seen on my sources it is not known if Archimedes ever married nor did he have kids.

12. One of Archimedes famous quotes was Eureka! - I have found it!

13. Archimedes father was an astronomer and is believed to be related to King Hiero II.

14. One important experience Archimedes had was that he found out how to measure volume by simply sitting in the bathtub.

15. Archimedes helped discover the laws of levers and pulleys, which allow us to move heavy objects using small forces.

16. Archimedes was most likely inspired by his father because he was an astronomer.

17. I personally think that Archimedes is interesting and inspiring because a single man had discovered so much when so little was known and there was no electricity to help him solve his equations.

18. He had to overcome how to see if the crown was pure gold or a little gold mixed with iron to see if the blacksmith cheated the king.

19. Archimedes is referred to being one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.

20. As a child Archimedes became very interested in solving problems and even did it for fun.

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