Savilian Chair of Geometry

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The Savilian Professor of Geometry ( English , roughly: Savilischer Chair of Geometry) is a highly respected chair of mathematics at Oxford University . The owner is named Savilian Professor of Geometry .

The chair was founded in 1619 together with the Savilian Chair of Astronomy by Henry Savile and is named after him. Savile said the chair was intended to remedy the fact that " geometry is almost totally unknown and abandoned in England ". The main themes he intended were the content of Euclid's Elements , Apollonios von Perge's treatise on conic sections and the works of Archimedes .

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