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Euclid: Father of Geometry
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Euclid: Father of Geometry
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Perhaps one of the most difficult things about studying great men of the past is the lack of available information on many of them. Facts about one of our greatest mathematicians are shrouded in mystery. There is so much mystery around him that some people think he did not really exist. Who is this mystery math man? He was Euclid of Alexandria.
 
2     Euclid is thought to be a Greek man who lived while Ptolemy I reigned in Egypt (323 BC- 283 BC). He worked in the Library of Alexandria. It was considered to be the greatest library in the world at the time.
 
3     Some people believe that there was a team of mathematicians working in Alexandria. As the leader of the team, Euclid could have been given the credit for all of the work. However, no records exist to prove or disprove this idea.

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