Sometimes called Hero, Heron of Alexandria was an important Greek mathematician who was mainly interested in the practical studies of mechanics and engineering. Also known as the geometer who discovered the equation for determining area of a triangle, which equation came to be called Heron's Theorem. He was also a famous magician that provided effects for the religious using some of his inventions.

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Greek mathematician who was mainly interested in practical studies in mechanics and engineering, best known for Heron's Formula.
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