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I History of Fibonacci Different Names of Fibonacci Books by Fibonacci The Different Names of Fibonacci In 1175 AD one of the greatest European mathematicians was born His birth name was Leonardo Pisano Pisano is Italian for the city of Pisa which is where Leonardo was born Leonardo wanted to carry his family name so he called himself Fibonacci which is pronounced fib-on-arch-ee Guglielmo Bonnacio was Leonardos father Fibonacci is a nickname which comes from filius Bonacci meaning son of Bonacci However occasionally Leonardo would us Bigollo as his last name Bigollo means traveler I will call him Leonardo Fibonacci but if anyone who does any research work on him may find the other names listed in older books Guglielmo Bonaccio Leonardos father was a customs officer in Bugia which is a Mediterranean trading port in North Africa He represented the merchants from Pisa that would trade their products in Bugia Leonardo grew up in Bugia and was educated by the Moors of North Africa As Leonardo became older he traveled quite extensively with his father around the Mediterranean coast They would meet with many merchants While doing this Leonardo learned many different systems of mathematics Leonardo recognized the advantages of the different mathematical systems of the different countries they visited But he realized that the Hindu-Arabic system of mathematics had many more advantages than all of the other systems combined Leonardo stopped travelling with his father in the year 1200 He returned to Pisa and began writing Books by Fibonacci Leonardo wrote numerous books regarding mathematics The books include his own contributions which have become very significant along with ancient mathematical skills that needed to be revived Only four of his books remain today His books were all handwritten so the only way for a person to obtain one in the year 1200 was to have another handwritten copy made The four books that still exist are Liber abbaci Practica geometriae Flos and Liber
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