Person: Apollonius Of Perga


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.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born about 262 BC, Perga, Pamphylia, Greek Ionia (now Murtina, Antalya, Turkey). Died about 190 BC, Alexandria, Egypt.

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Ancient Arab, Ancient Greek, Ancient Indian, Applied Maths, Astronomy, Geography, Geometry, Origin Turkey, Physics, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals

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