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Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia, (born c. 355 CE—died March 415, Alexandria), was a mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher of Ancient Egypt. She is the earliest female mathematician of whose life and work reasonably detailed knowledge exists.

Hypatia Teaching at Alexandria

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Where Hypatia Worked

1 Employers of Hypatia Are Currently Recorded in Wikidata

Library of Alexandria

Company Name:
Library of Alexandria
Description:
the largest library of the ancient world, located in Alexandria, Egypt
Location:
Alexandria
Website:
http://www.aabamexico.org.mx/
Reference:
Wikidata

Timeline of Hypatia

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People Relevant to Hypatia

8 People are currently recorded in Wikidata connected to Hypatia

Theon
father
influenced by
child: Hypatia
student: Hypatia
  • Ancient Greek scholar
Hierocles of Alexandria
student of
  • philosopher and writer
Ptolemy image of Ptolemy
influenced by
  • Greco-Egyptian writer and astronomer of Alexandria
Plotinus image of Plotinus
influenced by
  • Neoplatonist philosopher
Plato image of Plato
influenced by
  • Classical Greek philosopher
Diophantus image of Diophantus
influenced by
  • Alexandrian Greek mathematician (3rd century)
Aristotle image of Aristotle
influenced by
  • Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz image of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
influenced by: Hypatia
  • German mathematician and philosopher

Map of Hypatia and Influence

6 Locations are currently recorded in Wikidata about Hypatia

Library of Alexandria
Alexandria
ancient Rome
Byzantine Empire
Roman Empire
Hypatia

Named After Hypatia

2 Instance(s) Are Currently Recorded in Wikidata

Library of Hypatia

Works By and About Hypatia Are Currently Recorded in Wikidata

Wikidata Logo Hypatia

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  • Reference Link: http://viaf.org/viaf/268513424
    This source was used to derive statements made in Wikidata that describe Hypatia
  • Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana ID: 0265536
    identifier for an item in the Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana
  • National Library of Australia ID: 1629426
    identifier for people per National Library of Australia (see also P409 for the older Libraries Australia identifier). Format: 6 to 8 digits.
  • Encyclopædia Britannica Online ID: biography/Hypatia
    identifer for an article in the online version of Encyclopædia Britannica
  • zbMATH author ID: hypatia-of-alexandria.
    identifier of a person in the Zentralblatt MATH database
  • MacTutor id (biographies): Hypatia
    identifier of the person's biography in the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
  • CERL ID: cnp00404035
    identifier in the Consortium of European Research Libraries thesaurus
  • WomenWriters ID: 99af9cc1-729b-4fdb-ae50-f9ad4e0c5e7b
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  • Great Russian Encyclopedia Online ID: 2360845
    identifier for an entry on the official website of the Great Russian Encyclopedia
  • Encyclopædia Universalis ID: hypatie
    identifer for an article in the online version of Encyclopædia Universalis
  • BanQ author ID: 0001023435
    identifier for an author or subject heading in the Bibilothèque et Archives du Québec (BanQ)
  • National Library of Greece ID: 44920
    authority ID from the National Library of Greece Authority Records
  • Treccani ID: ipazia
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  • Quora topic ID: Hypatia
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  • Enciclopedia Italiana ID: ipazia
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    identifier for an element in the database of the National Library of Brazil
  • Orthodox Encyclopedia ID: 673759
    identifier for an entry on the official website of the Orthodox Encyclopedia
  • Herder Encyclopedia author ID: Hipatia_de_Alejandría
  • Freebase ID: /m/09kjn
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  • Enciclopedia delle donne ID: ipazia
    identifier for a subject on the ''Enciclopedia delle donne''
  • BHCL ID: 178324
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  • InPhO ID: thinker/3264
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