Diophantus

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Diophantus

(ˌdaɪəʊˈfæntəs)
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(Biography) 3rd century ad, Greek mathematician, noted for his treatise on the theory of numbers, Arithmetica
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Noun1.Diophantus - Greek mathematician who was the first to try to develop an algebraic notation (3rd century)
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It was first considered by the Greek mathematician Diophantus of Alexandria in the third century, who has discovered beautiful properties of the set {1, 33, 68,105}.
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The Fermat's doodle has also a hidden message - "I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem, which this doodle is too small to contain." - which Pierre de Fermat famously quoted in margin of his copy of the Arithmetica by Diophantus of Alexandria in 1637.