Who Is the Father of Geometry?


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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.

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Who Is the Father of Geometry?
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Euclid is famous for the mathematics textbooks "Elements," which contains lessons on algebra, number theories and geometry. The series contains 13 books. Other math books written by Euclid that are still famous include "Division of Figures," "Data" and "Phaenomena." Three textbooks by Euclid that are no longer used are "Porisms," "Surface Loci" and "Pseudaria."

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