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  Eratosthenes
Eratosthenes (276-194 BC) was a Greek scholar who was the first person to determine the circumference of the Earth.
Eratosthenes was the first to give what is essentially the correct answer, when he suggested that heavy rains sometimes fell in regions near the source of the river and that these would explain the flooding lower down the river.
Eratosthenes was born in 276 B.C. in the city of Cyrene which is in the modern-day country of Libya.
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