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Pythagoras was born on the island of Samos, in the 6th century BC. Little is known about the early part of his life. He traveled extensively throughout Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East and probably lived and studied for some time in Egypt. He later established a school on Kroton, in Southern Italy, where he taught Mathematics, Astronomy, and Music.
As a teacher, he was respected and feared. Many people considered him dangerous. In an attempt to safeguard his school, his students were sworn to secrecy and were not allowed to write anything down.
He is most often associated with the theorem in his name.
Certainly, he is held in the highest regard as one of the preeminent mathematicians of all time. However, it was his passion for learning, for truth, and for the discovery of grace and harmony in all aspects of life that sets him apart from other philosophers
It is believed that Pythagoras lived to be almost a hundred years old. He died when his school was attacked and burned to the ground.
To what extent Pythagoras truly was "the father of numerology," is debatable. However, the fact that he recognized a spiritual and mytical side to numbers and basic mathematics is undeniable.
The Pythagorean system, is among the most enduring and popular of all self-help methods ever created. The Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Hebrews, Egyptians, Phoenicians, early Christians, Mayans, and Incas, all employed some form of numerology to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe. It is believed Pythagoras combined the mathematical disciplines of the Arabic, Druid, Phoenician, Egyptian, and Essene sciences.
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