My father, the mathematician Theon Alexandricus and the last librarian of the Library of Alexandria, educated me in a manner similar to that of boys.
Later educated further in Athens and in Italy, I became the headmistress of the Platonist school at Alexandria, where we encouraged the study of logic and mathematics over that of "empirical inquiry."
Collaborating with my father, I wrote commentaries on both Diophantus' 13-volume Arithmetica and Apollonius' Conics, while also helping edit the existing version of Ptolemy's Almagest.
By myself, I edited my father's commentary on Euclid's Elements and wrote the text The Astronomical Canon.
So, though considered the first notable female mathematician, I unfortunately am not known for creating any new or substantial mathematics!
Accused of causing religious turmoil, I was assassinated by a Christian mob of monks.... stripped in humiliation, dragged through the streets to a new Christian church where the monks scraped off my skin using oyster shells and then burnt me while still alive....ouch!
Hypatia of Alexandria (ca. 370 - 415)