Person: Hypsicles Of Alexandria


Hypsicles of Alexandria was a Greek mathematician who wrote a treatise on regular polyhedra. He is the author of what has been called Book XIV of Euclid's Elements, a work which deals with inscribing regular solids in a sphere.

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Born about 190 BC, Alexandria, Egypt. Died about 120 BC.

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