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 bo... More »

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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. More »

Deb Russell explains on About.com that Euclid is famous for his treatise on geometry entitled “Elements,” which makes him one of the most renowned teachers in mathematics. His work has served as a significant foundation ... More »

Euclid was a Greek mathematician who developed a theorem that was later named in his honor as the Euclidean Algorithm. He developed a version of the fundamental theorem of arithmetic, and he showed that no finite collect... More »

Since there are very few historical references to the Greek mathematician Euclid's life, the circumstances and even the exact year of his death are unknown.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 t... More »

The life of Euclid is not well documented, but it is known that he lived in Athens, Greece for a time. He is also known to have taught in Alexandria, Egypt. More »

Some cities named after Alexander the Great are Alexandria in Egypt, Kandahar in Afghanistan and Iskandariya in Iraq. After conquering an area, Alexander would build a fortress, garrison it with troops and often name it ... More »