Hypatia EVANS 1795 - 1834
Second daughter of Lewis Evans
1753 – 1827 by his second wife Elizabeth HALLIDAY d. 1840.
She and her sister Cunitia
were commonly known as Cu and Hy
See Joan Evans’ Time and Chance pp. 10, 30 and 46 for brief mentions of Hypatia
Her parents gave their second daughter a name that connected Lewis’ passion to astronomy and the use of astrolabes.
The ancient Hypatia was a Hellenistic Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, then part of the Eastern Roman Empire. She was a prominent thinker of the Neoplatonic school in Alexandria where she taught philosophy and astronomy. Hypatia constructed astrolabes and hydrometers, but did not invent either of these, which were both in use long before she was born.
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