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Though I am often described as the leading mathematician of my century, some historians claim I was the greatest mathematician of all time.

In addition to doing mathematics constantly, I designed war machines such as catapults and mirrors to bombard and set fire to ships respectively.

My Law of the Lever provided the mechanical insight necessary to prove classic relationships between the volumes of a sphere, cone, and cylinder.

While bathing, I solved a "gold" problem for King Hiero, leading to my supposedly running naked through the streets yelling "Eureka."

I played with spirals, the three famous problems of antiquity (but contemporary to me), and was the first to determine the thirteen semi-regular polyhedra.

Answer: Archimedes of Syracuse (287-212 B.C.)