Construction of Regular Heptadecagon/Historical Note

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Historical Note on Construction of Regular Heptadecagon

The existence of the construction of the regular heptadecagon was first demonstrated by Carl Friedrich Gauss on $30$th March $1796$, at the age of $19$.

Some sources suggest that it was this discovery that led him to consider mathematics as a career option.

The construction given here is the one given by Herbert William Richmond in $1893$.