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Hypatia(hīpā`shə), d.415, Alexandrian Neoplatonic philosopher and mathematician, a woman renowned for her learning, eloquence, and beauty. Little is known of her writings. Her fame is largely owing to her barbarous murder by a band of monks, said to have been encouraged by the archbishop, St. CyrilCyril, Saint
(Saint Cyril of Alexandria) , d. A.D. 444, patriarch of Alexandria (412–44), Doctor of the Church, known for his animosity toward heretics and heathens. He drove the Jews from Alexandria, and under his rule Hypatia was killed.
..... Click the link for more information. of Alexandria (a personal and political enemy of the prefect of Egypt, who was believed to have been Hypatia's lover).
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(c. 370–415) Greek philosopher, renowned for beauty and wit. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 1302]
See: Beauty, Feminine
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died 415 ad, Neo-Platonist philosopher and politician, who lectured at Alexandria. She was murdered by a Christian mob
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