Menaechmus
about 380 BC  about 320 BC  
Menaechmus was a Greek mathematician who tutored Alexander the Great in the subject. He was the first to investigate the ellipse, parabola and hyperbola as sections of a cone.  
Full MacTutor biography  [Version for printing]  
List of References (4 books/articles)
Mathematicians born in the same country

 
 
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