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Fibonacci (1170 – 1250) Biography : Italian Mathematician

Fibonacci or Leonado Bonacci or Leonardo of Pisa or Leonardo Bigollo pisano, Fibonacci can be called by any of the mentioned names here. Fibonacci was regarded as the most talented western mathematician of the middle ages. He was an Italian mathematician. Fibonacci is known in the maths world for his Fibonacci numbers. He got the idea for this from the Hindu Arabic number system. He was also an introducer of this number system to the western world.

Time and place of birth

He was born in 1170 AD in Pisa in the Republic of Pisa. This city is now a part of Italy.

Life History

Fibonacci was born in a wealthy family. His father Guglielmo was an Italian merchant and also a customs officer of Bugia which was a trading port in Algeria. Fibonacci was raised up in this city. Fibonacci traveled across the shores of the Mediterranean with his father. On these trips, he came in touch with Arabic traders and learned this new numbering system from them. After learning this new number system he started writing a new book on this topic named liber abaci it was completed in 1202 AD. in 1240 AD his works got recognization when he was honored by the Republic of Pisa by making him an advisor on the affairs of accounting and citizen instructions.


Fibonacci got his early education in Bugia where he spent his childhood.


Fibonacci died either in 1240 or 1250. There is a doubt about his death year in historians. He died in Pisa in the Republic of Pisa.

Interesting facts about Fibonacci

  • Fibonacci was not his real name, his real name was Leonardo Pisano.
  • Fibonacci replaced roman numbers with Hindu Arabic numbers for calculating.
  • He introduced a new number system to the whole western world which revolutionized the history of the west thereafter.

Mathematical achievement

Fibonacci was regarded as the greatest medieval mathematician for a reason. Because he introduced the western world to a new number system. Along with this, his greatest achievement in maths was Fibonacci numbers. Which is very vital even today in calculations.

Red More : Filippo Brunelleschi

Contribution in mathematician

Number system
Fibonacci introduced the Hindu Arabic number system to the western world, Which he learned in his trading days. This new number system proved itself very beneficial for merchants.

Fibonacci numbers

His greatest contribution to maths is the Fibonacci number which is named after him. Because he introduced this sequence of numbers first. The Fibonacci number is a sequence in which each number is a sum of previous two numbers like 1,2and 3. This sequence is very important even today.

Red More : Luca Pacioli

Quotes by Fibonacci

“Mathematics is the language of nature.”

Now everybody hop on the one, the sounds of the two its the third eye vision, five side dimension the eighth light, is gonna shine bright tonight.

“I received an excellent education in the methods of nine Indian numbers; the knowledge of these methods pleased me more than anything else.”

Red More : John Napier


Why is the fibonacci sequence so important?
The Fibonacci sequence is significant because of the so-called golden ratio of 1.618, or its inverse 0.618. In the Fibonacci sequence, every number is 1.618 of its preceding number.

What are Fibonacci numbers used for?
Fibonacci numbers are used in computer algorithms.

What are the first ten Fibonacci numbers?
1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55 are the first ten numbers.

Where did fibonacci die?
Fibonacci died in the Pisa in the republic of Pisa.

Red More : Grigori Perelman

See also

Fibonacci is an Italian mathematician. He belongs to the medieval period. Just like him, Italy had many great mathematicians in the medieval period like Brunelleschi and Luca Pacioli.

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