Hippasus of Metapontum

▪ Greek philosopherflourished c. 500 BCphilosopher, early follower of Pythagoras, coupled by Aristotle with Heraclitus (Heracleitus) in identifying fire as the first element in the universe. Some traditions say that he was drowned after revealing a mathematical secret of the Pythagorean (Pythagoreanism) brotherhood.
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