Archimedes

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Archimedes

Archimedes of Syracuse (287 BC - 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. He died during the Second Punic War when a Roman soldier killed him after refusing to meet with the Romans General. Archimedes is credited as the father of hydrostatics after publishing his work On Floating Bodies. Archimedes findings are still used today as the founding point of naval architecture known as Archimedes Principle.

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