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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A celebrated Greek philosopher and founder of a school named after him Pythagoreans, born at Samos, and who seems to have flourished between 540 and 500 B.C.; after travels in many lands settled at Crotona in Magna Græcia, where he founded a fraternity, the members of which bound themselves in closest ties of friendship to purity of life and to active co-operation in disseminating and encouraging a kindred spirit in the community around them, the final aim of it being the establishment of a model social organisation. He left no writings behind him, and we know of his philosophy chiefly from the philosophy of his disciples.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Pythagoras'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/pythagoras.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.