Nicomedes
about 280 BC  about 210 BC  Click the picture above  
Nicomedes was a Greek mathematician famous for his treatise On conchoid lines which contains his discovery of the conchoid curve which he used to solve various mathematical problems, including the trisection of angles.  
Full MacTutor biography  [Version for printing]  
List of References (4 books/articles)
Mathematicians born in the same country

 
 
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