Heron of Alexandria
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Heron or Hero of Alexandria was an important geometer and worker in mechanics who invented many machines ncluding a steam turbine. His best known mathematical work is the formula for the area of a triangle in terms of the lengths of its sides.  
Full MacTutor biography  [Version for printing]  
List of References (19 books/articles)
Mathematicians born in the same country

 
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