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Eratosthenes of Cyrene (276 BCE - 194 BCE) was BCE), a Greek mathematician
(among other things), and was chief librarian of the Great Library of
Alexandria. He also devised a system of latitude and longitude, and
was the first known person to have calculated the circumference of the Earth.

He also invented a method of finding Prime Numbers Numbers, called the Sieve Of Eratosthenes, that doesn't require
division (although most people implement this incorrectly and do use division.)


One of the Famous People on this site.