Sources for the story of Saint Catherine date from the 10th century AD, which has led a number of scholars to speculate that the template for her life may have owed much to the martyred pagan neo-Platonist philosopher and mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria
(c 350-70 AD-415).
A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria
1940.) Humanism and History of Mathematics: Hypatia of Alexandria
. National Mathematics Magazine, v15, n2, p74.
Under Hypatia of Alexandria
, she may get her wish, be she finds that her road may not be an easy one as the cruelties and superstitions of the time may rise up and trump reason.
Third on the list was Hypatia of Alexandria
, played by Rachel Weisz in a recent film about the fourth century Egyptian philosopher.
Such mathematical minds as Euclid, Hypatia of Alexandria
, Alan Turing, Isaac Newton, Evariste Galois, Leonhard Euler, Shakuntale Devi, John Napier, Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, and Blaise Pascal are featured.