Euclides of Alexandria (Euclid)
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b. ca. 350 BC;

d. ca. 290 BC;

eminent Greek mathematician, most active around 300 BC; lived primarily in Alexandria.


It is through his Stoicheía/Elementa that Euclid became the most important teacher of mathematics “of all peoples and all generations”. Five shorter works have also been preserved. Other…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Euclides of Alexandria (Euclid)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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