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Mathematical Treasure: Commandino's Elements of Euclid

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Federico Commandino (1509-1575) was an Italian physician, humanist and mathematician best known for his translations of classical Greek mathematical works into Latin.  In 1572, he published his influential translation of Euclid’s Elements. 

Title page of Euclidis elementorum by Federico Commandino, 1572

The image above is presented courtesy of the University of Oklahoma Library.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Commandino's Elements of Euclid," Convergence (September 2018)