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Eratosthenes, a Greek scientist/mathematician/everything who measured the circumference of the Earth to within 2%. In 200BC.
Fibonacci (Leonardo Pisano), an Italian mathematician, who was instrumental in introducing Arabic numerals into Europe in 1202AD, opening the door to scientific and mathematical advances unimaginable with the Roman numerals up until then.
Eric Laithwaite, a British engineer who developed the linear induction motor and MAGLEV in the 1960s; and who had many controversial ideas about both gyroscopes and moths.

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