Apollonius of Perga
about 262 BC - about 190 BC | Click the picture above | ||||||||
Apollonius was a Greek mathematician known as 'The Great Geometer'. His works had a very great influence on the development of mathematics and his famous book Conics introduced the terms parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. | |||||||||
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Mathematicians born in the same country
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