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Apollonius of Perga

Apollonius of Perga (262 BC - 190 BC)

* about 262 BC, † about 190 BC

Apollonius of Perga was born about 262 BC in Perga, Pamphylia, Greek Ionia (now Murtina, Antalya, Turkey). Apollonius was a Greek mathematician known as ‘The Great Geometer’. His works had a very great influence on the development of mathematics and his famous book Conics introduced the terms parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Apollonius of Perga died about 190 BC in Alexandria, Egypt.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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