Ten fun facts about Archimedes

Fact 1
Archimedes was born in 287 BC in the Greek city-state of Syracuse on the island of Sicily.

Fact 2
He was sent to Alexandria, Egypt to receive his education. His major interests besides math and science included politics, poetry, astronomy, art, military tactics and music.

Fact 3
Archimedes grew up to be a great scientist under the guidance of two of the greatest scholars and mathematicians of the time, Conon of Samos and Eratosthenes of Cyrene.

Fact 4
He successfully proved that silver was mixed with the gold crown that was made for King Hiero II. He coined the famous word “eureka”, which is almost unanimously used to express great joy upon any new discovery.

Fact 5
The Archimedes Screw was a great discover made by him that is still used for irrigation in Egypt.

Fact 6
The Claw of Archimedes also known as “the ship shaker” was designed by him for the purpose of defending his home city Syracuse.

Fact 7
The Archimedes Principle states that any object immersed in a fluid is buoyed upwards by a force equal to the weight of the displayed fluid.

Fact 8
Archimedes was famous for his contributions to the field of mathematics. He determined the exact value of pi.

Fact 9
He is also known for his strategic role in ancient war and the development of military techniques.

Fact 10
During the Siege of Syracuse in 212 BC he was killed by a Roman soldier.

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Short about Archimedes
Was a great mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer whose outstanding contributions in the field of science brought about significant changes to the scientific worlds.

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