## MATHEMATICIAN

# Euclid

350 BC - 240 BC

### Euclid

Euclid (; Greek: Εὐκλείδης; fl. 300 BC) was an ancient Greek mathematician active as a geometer and logician. Considered the "father of geometry", he is chiefly known for the Elements treatise, which established the foundations of geometry that largely dominated the field until the early 19th century. His system, now referred to as Euclidean geometry, involved new innovations in combination with a synthesis of theories from earlier Greek mathematicians, including Eudoxus of Cnidus, Hippocrates of Chios, Thales and Theaetetus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Euclid has received more than 6,327,929 page views. His biography is available in 157 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 150 in 2019). Euclid is the 5th most popular mathematician (up from 8th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Mathematician.

Euclid is most famous for his work on geometry, which he set out in the book Elements.

#### Memorability Metrics

#### 6.3M

Page Views (PV)

#### 85.74

Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

#### 157

Languages Editions (L)

#### 15.22

Effective Languages (L*)

#### 4.96

Coefficient of Variation (CV)

#### Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Euclid ranks **5** out of 1,004. Before him are Archimedes, Blaise Pascal, Carl Friedrich Gauss, and Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi. After him are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, Al-Biruni, Hypatia, Bernhard Riemann, and Bertrand Russell.

### Most Popular Mathematicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings## Archimedes

287 BC - 212 BC

**HPI:**89.76**Rank:**1## Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

**HPI:**87.96**Rank:**2## Carl Friedrich Gauss

1777 - 1855

**HPI:**87.70**Rank:**3## Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi

780 - 850

**HPI:**86.03**Rank:**4## Euclid

350 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**85.74**Rank:**5## Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

1646 - 1716

**HPI:**84.74**Rank:**6## Leonhard Euler

1707 - 1783

**HPI:**84.18**Rank:**7## Omar Khayyam

1048 - 1131

**HPI:**83.47**Rank:**8## Al-Biruni

973 - 1048

**HPI:**81.03**Rank:**9## Hypatia

350 - 415

**HPI:**80.63**Rank:**10## Bernhard Riemann

1826 - 1866

**HPI:**79.87**Rank:**11## Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

**HPI:**79.72**Rank:**12

#### Contemporaries

Among people born in 350 BC, Euclid ranks **1**. After him are Cassander, Demetrius of Phalerum, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Megasthenes, Perdiccas III of Macedon, Timaeus, Parysatis II, Bagoas, Alexander II of Macedon, Dicaearchus, and Agis III. Among people deceased in 240 BC, Euclid ranks **1**. After him are Callimachus, Arcesilaus, Aratus, Zou Yan, and Posidippus.

### Others Born in 350 BC

Go to all Rankings## Euclid

MATHEMATICIAN

350 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**85.74**Rank:**1## Cassander

POLITICIAN

350 BC - 297 BC

**HPI:**70.74**Rank:**2## Demetrius of Phalerum

PUBLIC WORKER

350 BC - 282 BC

**HPI:**66.59**Rank:**3## Hipparchia of Maroneia

PHILOSOPHER

350 BC - 300 BC

**HPI:**63.33**Rank:**4## Megasthenes

DIPLOMAT

350 BC - 290 BC

**HPI:**62.99**Rank:**5## Perdiccas III of Macedon

POLITICIAN

350 BC - 359 BC

**HPI:**61.55**Rank:**6## Timaeus

HISTORIAN

350 BC - 260 BC

**HPI:**60.44**Rank:**7## Parysatis II

COMPANION

350 BC - 323 BC

**HPI:**60.35**Rank:**8## Bagoas

POLITICIAN

350 BC - 336 BC

**HPI:**60.14**Rank:**9## Alexander II of Macedon

POLITICIAN

350 BC - 368 BC

**HPI:**59.76**Rank:**10## Dicaearchus

PHILOSOPHER

350 BC - 290 BC

**HPI:**59.69**Rank:**11## Agis III

POLITICIAN

350 BC - 331 BC

**HPI:**57.65**Rank:**12

### Others Deceased in 240 BC

Go to all Rankings## Euclid

MATHEMATICIAN

350 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**85.74**Rank:**1## Callimachus

WRITER

310 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**69.45**Rank:**2## Arcesilaus

PHILOSOPHER

315 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**66.89**Rank:**3## Aratus

WRITER

315 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**64.77**Rank:**4## Zou Yan

PHILOSOPHER

305 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**58.36**Rank:**5## Posidippus

WRITER

310 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**57.79**Rank:**6

#### In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Euclid ranks **4** out of 642. Before him are Moses (-1393), Cleopatra (-69), and Tutankhamun (-1341). After him are Nefertiti (-1400), Ptolemy (100), Yasser Arafat (1929), Akhenaten (-1400), Hypatia (350), Anthony the Great (251), Origen (185), and Joshua (-1355).

### Others born in Egypt

Go to all Rankings## Moses

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

1393 BC - 1273 BC

**HPI:**91.99**Rank:**1## Cleopatra

POLITICIAN

69 BC - 30 BC

**HPI:**88.41**Rank:**2## Tutankhamun

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

1341 BC - 1323 BC

**HPI:**85.78**Rank:**3## Euclid

MATHEMATICIAN

350 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**85.74**Rank:**4## Nefertiti

COMPANION

1400 BC - 1330 BC

**HPI:**85.24**Rank:**5## Ptolemy

ASTRONOMER

100 - 170

**HPI:**84.92**Rank:**6## Yasser Arafat

POLITICIAN

1929 - 2004

**HPI:**84.34**Rank:**7## Akhenaten

POLITICIAN

1400 BC - 1336 BC

**HPI:**83.65**Rank:**8## Hypatia

MATHEMATICIAN

350 - 415

**HPI:**80.63**Rank:**9## Anthony the Great

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

251 - 356

**HPI:**80.08**Rank:**10## Origen

PHILOSOPHER

185 - 254

**HPI:**79.77**Rank:**11## Joshua

RELIGIOUS FIGURE

1355 BC - 1245 BC

**HPI:**79.73**Rank:**12

#### Among MATHEMATICIANS In Egypt

Among mathematicians born in Egypt, Euclid ranks **1**. After him are Hypatia (350), Hero of Alexandria (10), Diophantus (201), Pappus of Alexandria (290), Ctesibius (-284), Theon of Alexandria (335), Menelaus of Alexandria (70), Ibn Yunus (950), Ahmes (-1680), Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam (850), and Hypsicles (-190).

## Euclid

350 BC - 240 BC

**HPI:**85.74**Rank:**1## Hypatia

350 - 415

**HPI:**80.63**Rank:**2## Hero of Alexandria

10 - 75

**HPI:**75.71**Rank:**3## Diophantus

201 - 300

**HPI:**74.54**Rank:**4## Pappus of Alexandria

290 - 350

**HPI:**67.14**Rank:**5## Ctesibius

284 BC - 221 BC

**HPI:**67.01**Rank:**6## Theon of Alexandria

335 - 405

**HPI:**64.18**Rank:**7## Menelaus of Alexandria

70 - 140

**HPI:**61.99**Rank:**8## Ibn Yunus

950 - 1009

**HPI:**60.75**Rank:**9## Ahmes

1680 BC - 1620 BC

**HPI:**60.57**Rank:**10## Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam

850 - 930

**HPI:**57.19**Rank:**11## Hypsicles

190 BC - 120 BC

**HPI:**54.95**Rank:**12