Leonardo Pisano, better known by hs nickname Fibonacci, was an Italian mathematician born in around 1170 in the Republic of Pisa. He was educated in North Africa, where his father held a diplomatic post, and at some point was sent to study calculation with an Arabic master. He later went to Egypt, Syria, Greece and Sicily, where he studied different numerical systems and methods of calculation.
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