Pythagoras

Pythagoras

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Caption: coloured woodcut by Gafurius of the Ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras (582-507 BCE). The woodcut is called ''Theorica Musicae'' (1492). Pythagoras used a device with a set of weighted strings to determine the mathematical relationships between frequencies of notes in the musical scale.

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