Hypatia of Alexandria (350 - 415) Greek mathematician and educator.

The daughter of Theon of Alexandria, Hypatia was allowed to study subjects most contemporary women were not allowed to. Theon wrote commentaries on the works of Diophantus, Ptolemy, and Apollonius. Some historians believe some of these may have been written by Hypatia, but there has been no proof of this. Hypatia was murdered in an intrigue involving a skirmish between Jews and Christians. The one woman in Raphael’s painting The School of Athens is said to be Hypatia.


  • 1 I. Mueller “Hypatia” in Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic Sourcebook L. Grinstein, P. Cambpell, ed.s New York: Greenwood Press (1987): 74 - 79
Title Hypatia
Canonical name Hypatia
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Synonym Hypatia of Alexandria