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Definition: Greek mathematician who is called the "father of geometry." His famous book Elements lays out the foundation of much of what we today call Euclidean geometry. He studied at Plato's Academy in Athens and later taught at Alexandria.

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Ancient Greece
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Elsewhere on the Web:
Life of Euclid
This biography tells you the whole Euclid story.

Euclid and His Geometry
Discover the world of geometry through this detailed discussion of Euclid's writings.

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