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Heron of Alexandria

lived from 10 to 75


Heron or Hero of Alexandria was an important geometer and worker in mechanics who invented many machines including a steam turbine. His best known mathematical work is the formula for the area of a triangle in terms of the lengths of its sides.


Find out more at:
http://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Heron.html