Hypatia (Basic Information (Name: Hypatia, Time Period: 350-370 AD to 415…
Time Period: 350-370 AD to 415 AD
Place: Alexandria, Province in Egypt, Eastern Roman Empire
Born: 350-370 AD in The City of Alexandria, Egypt
Died: In 415 AD, by a group of Christians. Hypatia attended a school of Greeks, so her religion was different from Christians. The city which was becoming diverse religiously because of the Greek religion. A man named Cyril convinced a group of Christians that killing Hypatia would restore peice in Egypt. So they pulled her from her chariot, striped her naked, draged her into a church, butchered her into pieces, and then burned her body.
Mathematician: While travelling abroad in Athens, Greece, Hypatia went to a school where she gained her fame as a mathematician. While returning to Alexandria, she was asked to teach mathematics and philosophy at the same institute as her dad. It was there that she lectured on Diophantus' "Arithmetica. , as well as an analysis of her father's edition of Euclid's "Elements." Most of her writings she completed were meant to be used as text books to help her students with math. She edited on the Conics of Apollonius, which divided cones into different parts by a plane
astronomer: wrote several treatises. She wrote commentaries on "The Conics of Apollonius" and "Amagest," which included Ptolemy's numerous observations of stars. She created an astrolabe and a planesphere, which were devises for studying astronomy,
philosopher: Her philosophy was Neoplatonist and was thus seen as “pagan”
woman: she was the first ever woman mathematician, philosopher, astronomer.
his letters Synesius credits Hypatia with creating an astrolabe and a planesphere, which were both devises for studying astronomy
Hypatia became the victim of a particularly brutal murder at the hands of a gang of Christian zealots
Hypatia established herself as a philosopher in what is now known as the Neoplatonic school, a belief system that everything comes from one.
Historians believe that Theon tried to raise the perfect human.
Very Intelligent: She was the world's first ever mathematician. She composed many writings and was thought to have invented some inventions for astronomy.
Compassionate: She loved everything about her work. When she was just a young girl she had already learned so much from her father because she was so interested in it.
-Daughter of Theon of Alexandria: mathematician, astronomer, professor at University of Alexandria
Theon wanted a perfect daughter, so he acted as her tutor in arts, literature, science, and philosophy. He made his daughter do physical activities, such as rowing, swimming, and horseback riding, to keep her physically fit
Reserve your right to think
,for even to think wrongly
is better than not to think at all.
Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.
Christian Haters: Hypatia attended a school of Greeks, so her religion was different from Christians. They started to despise her for "causing a disruption in society"
Political Popularity: Since Hypatia was gaining popularity their were people (christians) who thought she was a witch and that she was causing disruption to Egypt.