Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci

1170 - 1250

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Leonard of Pisa or Fibonacci played an important role in reviving ancient mathematics and made significant contributions of his own. Liber abaci introduced the Hindu-Arabic place-valued decimal system and the use of Arabic numerals into Europe.
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List of References (22 books/articles)

A Quotation

A Poster of Fibonacci

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. T C Scott and P Marketos, The origin of the Fibonacci sequence

Honours awarded to Fibonacci
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. K Devlin
  4. NNDB
  1. R Knott (Fibonacci numbers and other links)
  2. R Knott (A biography)
  3. Pass Magazine
  4. Clark Kimberling (Including the article by A F Horadam: ref [15])

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