## Eratosthenes

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275?-195? ; Gr. geographer, astronomer, & mathematician

## Eratosthenes

Third century BC

Greek mathematician, astronomer, and geographer who devised a map of the world, estimated the circumference of the earth and the distance to the moon and the sun, and constructed a method for finding prime numbers.