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Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci

            Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci was born in the year 1170 (possibly in Pisa, Italy) and died in the year 1250. He was born thye son of Guilielmo who was a member of the Bonacci family. Leonardo was better know as "Fibonacci". He also used the name "Bigollo" which meant either "good for nothing" or "a traveler". Fibonacci was educated on North Africa, where his father Guilielmo held a diplomatic post. He worked in a Mediteranean port in Northern Algeria as a representative of the nerchants of the Republic of Pisa. They were trading in Bugia, which changed its name to Bougie and then to Bejaia Bejaia. Febonacci traveler extensively with his father where he recognized the many advantages of the nathematical system that varies countries used.
             Quotes from the book "Liber abaci" (1202) he said:.
             "When my father, who had been appointed by his country as a public notary in the customs at Bugia and was acting for the Pison merchants who went there was in charge, he summoned me to him while I was still a child and having an eye to usefulness and future connivance, desired me to stay there and receive instruction in the school of accounting. There when I had been instroduced to the art of the Indians' nine symbols through remarkable teaching, knowledge of the art very soon pleased me above all else and I came to understand it for whatever was studies by the art in Egypt, Syria, Greece, Sicily and Province in all its various forms.".
             Around the year 1200, Fibonacci ended his travels in Pisa. While he was there Fibonacci wrote a few important books. These texts were used in reviving ancient mathematical skills, plus enabling him in making a few contributions of his own. All of his books were hand written because printing hadnt been invented yet. So if a person wanted to copy it, they would have to copy it by hand. To this day there is still copies of Liber abaci (1202), Practica geometriac (1220), Flos (1225) and Liber quadratorum.

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