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Menaechmus (380 BC - 320 BC)

* about 380 BC, † about 320 BC

Menaechmus was born about 380 BC in Alopeconnesus, Asia Minor (now Turkey). Menaechmus was a Greek mathematician who tutored Alexander the Great in the subject. He was the first to investigate the ellipse, parabola and hyperbola as sections of a cone. Menaechmus died about 320 BC.

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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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