Person: Heath, Thomas Little
Thomas Heath wrote important works on the History of Mathematics: in particular on the mathematics of the ancient Greeks.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Heath was then private secretary to various financial secretaries at the Treasury up to 1907 when he was appointed Assistant secretary to the Treasury.
 However Heath had two separate careers, one as a civil servant, the other as one of the leading world experts on the history of mathematics.
 Archimedes was published in 1897 but at this stage the important work called The Method had not been discovered, so Heath added a translation of this in an edition he brought out in 1912.
 In 1908 Heath's three volume work on Euclid appeared.
 Heath was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1912 and served for two terms on its council.
 One might think that having a career in the Civil Service and yet being a leading historian of mathematics would leave Heath little time for other hobbies but in fact this was not so.
Born 5 October 1861, Barnetby le Wold, Lincoln, England. Died 16 March 1940, Ashtead, Surrey, England.
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Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Geometry, Origin England, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals
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