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Archimedes was born in 287 BC in Syracuse a Greek seaport colony in Sicily Archimedes father was Phidias He was an astronomer this is all we know about his father and we learn this from Archimedes work The Sandreckoner Archimedes was educated in Alexandria Egypt Archimedes friend Heracleides wrote a biography about him but this work was lost Some authors report that he visited Egypt and there invented a tool known as Archimedes screw This is a pump still used today in parts of the world It is likely that when he was a young man Archimedes studied with the followers of Euclid Many of his ideas seem to correspond with the mathematics developed there This speculation is much more certain because he sent his results to Alexandria with personal messages He considered Conon of Samos one of the greatest achieving mathematicians at Alexandria both for his abilities as a mathematician and he also respected him as a close friendArchimedes spent most of his life in Sicily near Syracuse except for his journeys to Alexandria He never held any public office but he was faithful to his lifetime of research and experiment At times Archimedes became so immersed in his work that he would forget to eat He used every surface available to do his work on including oil on his skin to ashes from a fire Many of Archimedes discoveries were put to the test during the Roman conquest of Sicily His mechanical tools and machines were used including the legendary catapult which he is credited for making This was all for the protection of SyracuseDespite the use of Archimedes inventions Syracuse was captured during the Second Punic war A Roman soldier who found him drawing a mathematical diagram in the sand killed Archimedes It is said that Archimedes was so preoccupied in his calculation that he simply said to the intruder Do not disturb my diagrams Aside from the fame Archimedes earned
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