Person: Fibonacci, Leonardo Pisano


Leonard of Pisa or Fibonacci played an important role in reviving ancient mathematics and made significant contributions of his own. Liber abaci introduced the Hindu-Arabic place-valued decimal system and the use of Arabic numerals into Europe.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 1170, (probably) Pisa (now Italy). Died 1250, (possibly) Pisa (now Italy).

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Analysis, Ancient Arab, Ancient Babylonian, Ancient Indian, Geometry, Origin Italy, Number Theory, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive