Historical Who is Who

PYTHAGORAS

570 - 495BCE
Greece
PHILOSOPHY

 

Samos born philosopher, mathematician and religious teacher, with a strong sense of the importance of proportion and balance – in mathematical and musical ratios as well as in reason and intuition. He encouraged a morally disciplined lifestyle, with respect for all life forms and therefore a vegetarian diet (not even beans!). This was acted out in the community he founded – the Pythagorean Brotherhood – of mutually respecting men and women

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