350 BC - 240 BC


Euclid (; Ancient Greek: Εὐκλείδης – Eukleídēs, pronounced [eu̯.kleː.dɛːs]; fl. 300 BC), sometimes called Euclid of Alexandria to distinguish him from Euclid of Megara, was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "founder of geometry" or the "father of geometry". He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I (323–283 BC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Euclid has received more than 3,797,352 page views. His biography is available in 144 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Euclid ranks 5 out of 746Before him are Archimedes, Blaise Pascal, Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, and Carl Friedrich Gauss. After him are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leonhard Euler, Omar Khayyam, Hypatia, Bertrand Russell, Fibonacci, and Pierre de Fermat.

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

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Euclid ranks 4 out of 432Before him are Moses (-1393), Tutankhamun (-1341), and Cleopatra (-69). After him are Nefertiti (-1400), Akhenaten (-1400), Ptolemy (100), Hypatia (350), Yasser Arafat (1929), Amenhotep III (-1403), Origen (185), and Hatshepsut (-1507).


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

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