Ten fun facts about Pythagoras


Fact 1
The Pythagorean theorem, used in geometry, is named after him since he was the first to prove it.

Fact 2
It is said he was the first person to suggest that the Earth was round.

Fact 3
His secret society, the Pythagorean Brotherhood, is said to have influenced the groups such as the Freemasonry.


Fact 4
It is said that both he and Plato were influenced by Orphism. It may be why they shared a similar approach.

Fact 5
He is credited with, although still doubted, the idea that the stars and planets move according to math equations.

Fact 6
Aristotle considered Pythagoras to be a supernatural being, or a divine figure.

Fact 7
He believed that people were reincarnated into any being until they became immortal.

Fact 8
He set up an organization, similar to a school, where men and women made a vow to each other and pursued religious and studied religious and philosophical theories.

Fact 9
There is little known about what Pythagoras' amount of knowledge or actual philosophical views were.

Fact 10
His cause of death is unknown. Some say he died with his disciples in a temple, while others say he starved himself to death.


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An Ionian Greek philosopher and mathematician.

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