Date of Publication: 1545

First Edition Italian.

“Greek mathematician who lived in the third century B.C. in Alexandria. 

His most famous work, Elements, is considered to be history’s most successful textbook.  It is a collection of definitions, postulates, and proofs.  Although many of its results originated with earlier mathematicians, one of Euclid’s major accomplishments was to present them in a single logically coherent framework.  Almost nothing is known of Euclid outside of what he presented in the Elements and his other surviving books.” #0509