0010 – Heron – bio

Heron was born around 0010 and was a Greek mathematician, engineer and inventor who lived in Alexandria, Egypt when it was a province of the Roman Empire. He designed the first known simple steam engine (the aeolipile or Hero’s engine), the first vending machine, a wind powered organ, a water displacement pump (fire engine pump), the syringe, and more. He wrote many works on mathematics, physics, pneumatics and mechanics. It is likely that Heron taught at the library in Alexandria.

PRECURSOR:
-0325 – Euclid
Vitruvius

CONCURRENT:

SUCCESSOR:
0085 – Ptolemy
Pappus
0370 – Hypatia
0965 – Alhazen
1521 – Taqi al-Din

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