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Bornc. 1170–75
Diedc. 1240–50
maist likely Pisa
Kent for
ParentsGuglielmo Bonacci

Leonardo Bonacci (c. 1170 – c. 1250)[2]—kent as Fibonacci (Italian: [fiboˈnattʃi]), an Leonardo o Pisa, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, Leonardo Fibonacci—wis an Italian mathematician, considered tae be "the maist talentit Wastren mathematician o the Middle Ages".[3][4]

Fibonacci popularised the Hindu–Arabic numeral seestem tae the Wastren Warld[5] primarily throu his composeetion in 1202 o Liber Abaci (Beuk o Calculation).[6] He an aa introduced tae Europe the sequence o Fibonacci nummers which he uised as an example in Liber Abaci.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Smith, David Eugene; Karpinski, Louis Charles (1911), The Hindu-Arabic Numerals, Boston and London: Ginn and Company, p. 128.
  2. Knott, R. "Who was Fibonacci?". Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  3. Eves, Howard. An Introduction to the History of Mathematics. Brooks Cole, 1990: ISBN 0-03-029558-0 (6th ed.), p 261.
  6. Leonardo Pisano – page 3: "Contributions to number theory". Encyclopædia Britannica Online, 2006. Retrieved 18 September 2006.
  7. Singh, Parmanand. "Acharya Hemachandra and the (so called) Fibonacci Numbers". Math. Ed. Siwan , 20(1):28–30, 1986. ISSN 0047-6269]