What was Hypatia known for in the past?
For her expertise in maths & astronomy.
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Hypatia was a mathematician that helped improve the astrolabe which was a instrument used to measure the position of the sun and stars.
Hypatia was the greatest female mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher of antiquity. While she didn't contribute much in the way of new mathematics, she and her father Theon revised, clarified, and preserved for us the works of Euclid, Apollonius, and others. To learn more about her, click on th…e link below. (MORE)
mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. Hypatia of Alexandria was a woman who was born in 350-370 A.D. and died in 415 A.D. She was the first notable woman in mathematics. She was the leading philosopher of her day, and the last of the great philosophers in the ancient Greek tradition. She was t…he daughter of Theon. There is no record of her mother. Click on the link below for more information. (MORE)
Hypatia was killed by Christians. They took her down the streets, tore of her skin with roof shingles and after she was dead, they burned her.
Hypatia helped to construct an improved version of the astrolabe, an instrument used to measure the position of the Sun and stars. According to Damascius, who lived a century after Hypatia, she also wrote a work called The Astronomical Canon . Perhaps her greatest contribution, however, was her rol…e in helping to preserve Euclid's Elements and several other great Greek works of antiquity. (MORE)
Hypatia was the last great Greek philosopher, scientist, and mathematician of antiquity. The daughter of Theon the mathematician, she far surpassed her father, becoming the greatest philosopher of her time. She is also famous for the cruel death she suffered at the hands of a Christian mob in 415 AD…. (MORE)
Hypatia of Alexandria was one of the greatest teachers of antiquity. She lived around the turn of the 5th century AD. The daughter of Theon the mathematician, she far surpassed her father, becoming the greatest philosopher and teacher of her time.. Hypatia WAS a great teacher. She was famous becaus…e she was smart and female. :D (MORE)
It is not known exactly when Hypatia of Alexandria was born. The dates most commonly given are between 350 and 370 AD. We do know the exact year of her death, 415 AD. The grisly details of her cruel death were recorded by historians of her time.
Hypatia of Alexandria was the last of the great Greek philosophers of antiquity. The daughter of Theon the mathematician, she far surpassed her father, becoming the greatest philosopher of her time. She suffered a cruel death. In the year 415 AD, as she was returning home, she was dragged from her c…arriage by a Christian mob. She was taken to a church called Caesareum , stripped naked, and had her flesh torn apart by oyster shells. They took her mangled body to a place called Cinaron and burnt her. (MORE)
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She may have invented two water machines: one to distill water and another to measure the level of water. She helped invent the plane astrolabe, the hydrometer, and the hydroscope.
Hypatia was a female philosopher who unfortunately fell victim tothe polarization and political infighting between Christians andJews in Alexandria. Angered that ruler, Orestes often sought hercounsel, some began to blame her for Oreste's reluctance toreconcile with Cyril. A mob of fanatics kidnappe…d her, stripped herand then stoned her to death. (MORE)
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Hypatia was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 350 AD. She died inAlexandria on March 8, 415 AD. She was a teacher of astronomy andphilosophy.
Not that I know of, she is said to be the only daughter of Theon ofAlexandria. _______________________________________________________________________________________ She may have had a brother named Epiphanius.
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The local Bishop of Alexandria was disturbed by the philosophy thatHypatia was expressing in the circles where she was privy to, as itwas totally devoid of any religion of the times, and she wasadamant that religion was not a valid consideration in the lives ofpeople of her time. She expressed openl…y that men should cast offthis yoke and be happy to be rid of the disconsolate things thatreligion fostered in the people of her time and place. For this herassassination was planed and paid for by the Bishop of Alexandria.She was attacked on the street and brought down by multiple stabwounds. Being atheist and female her passing was not appreciateduntil her story was related centuries later in the "age ofenlightenment" around the 17th century. _____________________________________________________________ Hypatia was a highly respected philosopher of the Museum ofAlexandria, and enjoyed the friendship of many of the higherofficials, including Orestes, who was the prefect of Alexandria.During this particular time, Orestes was not getting along withCyril, the Bishop of Alexandria, & some of Cyril's disciplesblamed this particular emnity on Hypatia's influence, so theyshoved her off her chariot & dragged her into a local church& murdered her. (MORE)
Believed to have been the reason for the strained relationship between the Imperial Prefect Orestes and the Bishop Cyril , Hypatia attracted the ire of a Christian population eager to see the two reconciled. One day in March 415,  during the season of Lent , her chariot was waylaid on her… route home by a Christian mob, possibly Nitrian monks  led by a man identified only as Peter , who is thought to be Peter the Reader , Cyril's assistant. The Christian monks stripped her naked and dragged her through the streets to the newly Christianised Caesareum church, where she was brutally killed. Some reports suggest she was flayed with ostrakois (literally, "oyster shells", though also used to refer to sharp roof tiles or broken pottery) and set ablaze while still alive, though other accounts suggest those actions happened after her death: Socrates Scholasticus (5 th -century) John of NikiÃ» (7 th -century) Edward Gibbon (18 th -century) . Yet even she fell a victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed. For as she had frequent interviews with Orestes, it was calumniously reported among the Christian populace, that it was she who prevented Orestes from being reconciled to the bishop. Some of them therefore, hurried away by a fierce and bigoted zeal, whose ringleader was a reader named Peter, waylaid her returning home, and dragging her from her carriage, they took her to the church called Caesareum, where they completely stripped her, and then murdered her by scraping her skin off with tiles and bits of shell. After tearing her body in pieces, they took her mangled limbs to a place called Cinaron, and there burnt them. And in those days there appeared in Alexandria a female philosopher, a pagan named Hypatia, and she was devoted at all times to magic, astrolabes and instruments of music, and she beguiled many people through Satanic wiles...A multitude of believers in God arose under the guidance of Peter the magistrate...and they proceeded to seek for the pagan woman who had beguiled the people of the city and the prefect through her enchantments. And when they learnt the place where she was, they proceeded to her and found her...they dragged her along till they brought her to the great church, named Caesarion. Now this was in the days of the fast. And they tore off her clothing and dragged her...through the streets of the city till she died. And they carried her to a place named Cinaron, and they burned her body with fire. A rumor was spread among the Christians, that the daughter of Theon was the only obstacle to the reconciliation of the prefect and the archbishop; and that obstacle was speedily removed. On a fatal day, in the holy season of Lent, Hypatia was torn from her chariot, stripped naked, dragged to the church, and inhumanly butchered by the hands of Peter the Reader and a troop of savage and merciless fanatics: her flesh was scraped from her bones with sharp oyster-shells and her quivering limbs were delivered to the flames.. (MORE)
No she was not. She was a Pagan. However, some of her students& friends were Christians. Unfortunately, a group of fanaticalChristians accused her of causing a rift between the prefect ofAlexandria & the Bishop of that same city, & she wasbrutally murdered!!
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No. Hypatia did not give birth to any children, nor did she adopt any, according to historical records.
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Hypatia was born in Alexandria, Egypt. She spent time studying inAthens, Greece, and then returned to Alexandria to teach.
she died by christians peeling her skin, chopping it up and getting thrown in a fire. she was a different religion than people in alexandrea
The massacre of Christians in Alexandria, by Jews. It ultimatelypaved the way for her own murder by a Christian mob.
She was raised by her father Theon, & taught by him all aboutmath & astronomy.
The Astronomical Canon...Athrimetica...Conics...and edited text written by her father and Ptolomy. Died 415, killed by a mob
There is no record of St. Cyril being angry with Hypatia. Theclaims that he was responsible for her murder were not made untilover a century in which they had both lived.
no he did not have kids because he was a killer and a good one to so he killed his kid so that means he did not have kids
Hypatia of Alexandria was born in Alexandria, Egypt around 370 A.D. and died in Alexandria, Egypt on March of 415 A.D.
Most likely her father, Theon. However, Hypatia wasn't the onlyfemale student at the Musaeum of Alexandria. There were others too.
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Most likely they got along, as it was under HIS influence that shebecame educated & a teacher herself.
Orestes, the Prefect of Alexandria. She also knew Cyril the Bishopof Alexandria, & may have caused a rift between them.
There is virtually no information or mentions of Hypatia's mother in any text. One can assume that she had a mother since she existed; it's unclear whether she was present throughout Hypatia's childhood, though. Her father (Theon) has been mentioned numerous times, but not her mother. It's probable …that Hypatia was not raised by her birth mother, considering the absence of any mention regarding her. Note that it was common during her time for women to be disincluded in historical and religious texts; therefore, Hypatia's mother very well may have been present. There is no evidence to support such a claim, however. (MORE)
None of her works survived. So unfortunately, nothing she haswritten can be used to contribute to our lives today.
She is remember for her brutal & unjust murder at the hands ofChristian religious fanatics.
Sadly, none of her Hypatia's works survived. So, it cannot be saidwhat math would be like without her contributions.
It may have been planned, as she was the daughter of a philosopherat the musaeum. That may have played an important role in hergetting a position there also.
Yes. As she was a Greek neoplatonist, she would qualify as pagan by the definition established by the early Roman Catholic Church.
He didn't. They were good friends. In fact, Hypatia was blamed forthe rift between Orestes & Cyril of Alexandria, whichultimately resulted in her murder.
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because they did not like what she was doing in her teaching. She was accused of causing a rift between the Prefect of Alexandria& the Bishop of Alexandria. It had nothing to do with herteachings, as many of her students were Christians.
a mob of christians pushed her down the street and killed her with shingles and burned her when they tore her skin off
She was a NeoPlatonist, probably a skeptic. Certainly not a Christian, which was something of a hazard at a time when Christianity was young and overzealous.
Records about the early life of people from that time are really non-existent. She was the daughter of the last Librarian of the Library of Alexandria and the first women to be prominent in the field of mathematics. I imagine she spent much of your youth studying.
They are unsure of when she was born. She was between 40 - 60 yearsold, when she was murdered.
Hypatia was more likely a victim of being at the wrong place at thewrong time, rather than being a martyr for any particular religiousor political belief. She was accused of causing a rift between the Prefect of Alexandria& the Bishop of Alexandria. Initially, the Christians whokilled Hypatia were a…ctually going to kill the Prefect, until theylearned that he was a Christian. So they turned on Hypatia instead. (MORE)
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She was a mathematician & an astronomer, when it was unusualfor women to have occupations at the time.