23 June 2013 :: In a weekly Poll survey by Lenseye.co, 71% people says Euclid is the father of Geometry, where as 14% voted for Aristotle & Pythagoras . The Question of the Weekly Poll was Who is the father of Geometry?
The Nominees were : Aristotle, Euclid, Pythagoras, Kepler & Don’t Know.
Euclid, fl. 300 BC, also known as Euclid of Alexandria, was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the “Father of Geometry”. He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I (323–283 BC). His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for teaching mathematics (especially geometry) from the time of its publication until the late 19th or early 20th century. In the Elements, Euclid deduced the principles of what is now called Euclidean geometry from a small set of axioms. Euclid also wrote works on perspective, conic sections, spherical geometry, number theory and rigor.
“Euclid” is the anglicized version of the Greek name, meaning “Good Glory”.
Little is known about Euclid’s life, as there are only a handful of references to him. The date and place of Euclid’s birth and the date and circumstances of his death are unknown.