The Greek mathematician Euclid of Alexandria is considered to be the father of geometry. His mathematical and geometric treatise "Elements" is one of the most influential works in mathematics as well as one of the most successful textbooks ever written.Continue Reading
Euclid was alive during the reign of Ptolemy I from 323 to 283 B.C. He published "Elements" around 300 B.C., and it soon became the main textbook for teaching geometry. In "Elements," Euclid uses a small set of axioms and deductive logic to construct the framework of what is now known as Euclidean geometry.
"Elements" was one of the first mathematical works to be printed after the invention of the printing press and is thought to be second only to the Bible in the number of editions published.Learn more about Geometry
Since there are very few historical references to the Greek mathematician Euclid's life, the circumstances and even the exact year of his death are unknown. Most sources estimate his death to have occurred somewhere in the middle of the third century B.C.Full Answer >
Euclid of Alexandria is called the Father of Geometry. He received his education at Plato's Academy in Greece and moved to Egypt to teach. He taught during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter, the first Macedonian ruler. Euclidian geometry has been taught in schools for a long time.Full Answer >
Euclid was a Greek mathematician in the Egyptian city of Alexandria during the 3rd and 4th centuries. He was sponsored by the Egyptian ruler Ptolemy I and wrote “Elements,” an influential, 13-volume collection of math books. Euclid of Megara was a Greek philosopher and student of fellow Greek philosopher Socrates.Full Answer >
Not much is known about Euclid's life, but historians believe he was born around 330 B.C. in Alexandria, Greece to wealthy parents. Some claim that he was born in Tyre and spent his life in Damascus.Full Answer >