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Publication Date: 1545

Greek mathematician who lived in the third century B.C. in Alexandria. His most famous work, Elements, is considered to be history's most successful textbook. It is a collection of definitions, postulates, and proofs. Although many of its results originated with earlier mathematicians, one of Euclid's major accomplishments was to present them in a single logically coherent framework. Almost nothing is known of Euclid outside of what he presented in the Elements and his other surviving books. #0509





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