Person: Pappus Of Alexandria


Pappus is the last of the great Greek geometers and one of his theorems is cited as the basis of modern projective geometry. He wrote commentaries on Euclid's Elements and Ptolemy's Almagest.

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Born about 290, Alexandria, Egypt. Died about 350.

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African, Ancient Arab, Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Geometry, Origin Egypt, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals

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