287 – 212 B.C.
„Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the world.“
„Do not disturb my diagrams.“
Everyone knows this words which have been said by pre-eminent Greek mathematician and inventor, who wrote important works on plane and solid geometry, arithmetic, and mechanics.
Archimedes was a native of Syracuse, Sicily. He was born in 287 BC in aristocrat, not very rich but well educated family.His father was Phidias, an astronomer. We know nothing else about Phidias other than this one fact and we only know this since Archimedes gives us this information in one of his works – The Sandreckoner. A friend of Archimedes called Heraclides wrote a biography of him but sadly this work is lost.
Sporos was a really bright child so one scholar nammed him „an iron mind“ thus Archimedes.
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