by: Lilly Ward

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Early Years

Pythagoras was born in 569 BC on the island of Samos, and loved to travel to Egypt and Greece, some even say he went to India. After his travels, he returned in 520 BC to Samos and in 530 BC established a school/guild. Pythagoras made influential contributions to philosophy and religion in the late 6th century BC. A lot of people actually believe that Pythagoras may have been credited the accomplishments of his colleagues and successors.

It is said that Pythagoras was the first man to call himself a philosopher, or a lover of wisdom. He didn't only study math and science, he was also well-known for his discoveries in the field of music, astronomy and medicine.

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Pythagorean Theorem

We aren't sure who created the theorem, but Pythagoras proved it and earned the right to name it, hence the name Pythagorean Theorem. This advanced the thought of mathematics and geometry, which is used to find the longest side of a right angled triangle and even sometimes the legs.