Apollonius of Perga

lived from about 262 BC to about 190 BC

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.

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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Apollonius.html