Hero of Alexandria

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Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)


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The theme for AVEX 2015 is 'Celebrating 2000 Years of Vending', marking the 2000th anniversary of the ancient Greek mathematician and engineer, Hero of Alexandria, inventing the first ever vending machine which dispensed holy water.
Hero of Alexandria was an Ancient Greek mathematician and engineer credited with inventing the first-recorded steam engine - his aeolipile.
In the 1st century CE, a Greek named Hero of Alexandria constructed a brass sphere with two jets, which was called an aeolipile.
The first vending machine was the brainchild of Greek scientist Hero of Alexandria, who invented a holy-water dispenser.