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Euclid - The Great Greek Mathematician Who Discovered Geometry

Euclid - The Great Greek Mathematician Who Discovered Geometry

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Euclid - The Great Greek Mathematician Who Discovered Geometry

Euclid once said "The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God" and he lived as a great mathematician who discovered Geometry.

Some Facts about Euclid

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Name - Euclid

Birth Place -  Alexandria, Egypt

Born in - 330 BC

Death on Age of - 70 Years

Died in - 260 BC

Place of Death - Alexandria, Egypt

Profession - Mathematician

Famous Work - Euclidean Geometry, Euclidean Algorithm, and Euclid's Elements

Nickname - Father of Geometry

Nationality - Greek

Early Life of Euclid

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Euclid born in a rich family. His grandfather was a Zanarchus and his father was a Naucrates. It is mentioned in the history that Euclid got his early education in the same school that Pluto attended.

His Career as a Mathematician

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He contributed a lot in the Geometry so he was known as a father of geometry. He discovered Euclid's elements that are most important part of Geometry. His theories and research were later published in the 19th and 20th century.

He wrote around 13 books to elaborate the Geometry and Euclid's Elements.

Some Unknown Truths about Euclid

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The meaning of Euclid is glorious or renowned.

His book named 'Elements' was the main textbook which was taught until the early 20th century as mathematics.

From Archimedes onwards, mathematicians know him as 'the author of elements' rather than by his name.

Some researchers of the history believe that the person named Euclid didn't exist and a group of mathematicians discovered these theories and gave the name Euclid to their group.

Euclid's Optics was the first Greek invention regarding the perspective of Optics.

Euclid's biography was written by some Arabian authors that are the reason that researchers say that he was a fictitious character.