

Euclid of Alexandria
about 325 BC  about 265 BC
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Euclid was a Greek mathematician best known for his treatise on geometry: The Elements . This influenced the development of Western mathematics for more than 2000 years.

Full MacTutor biography
 [Version for printing]


List of References (97 books/articles)
Some Quotations (3)
A Poster of Euclid
Mathematicians born in the same country
 Additional Material in MacTutor
 Euclid's definitions and axioms
 Euclid on elementary astronomy
 Bertrand Russell on Euclid

Other Web sites 
 Encyclopaedia Britannica
 Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
 J Poole (Books I to IV of the Elements)
 R J Wilson (also available as a Video version)
 David Joyce (The Elements)
 Vatican exhibition
  Math Forum
 Simon Fraser University
 G Don Allen (An introduction to The Elements )
 Kevin Brown (A discussion of which propositions depend on which axioms)
 Tufts University (An online version of The Elements)
 J Domenech (Euclid's Elements in Spanish and Catalan)


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