# Mathematician:Robert Simson

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## Mathematician

Scots mathematician notable for having produced a translation of Euclid's *The Elements* which was long used as the standard text.

## Nationality

Scottish

## History

- Born: 14 October 1687, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland
- Died: 1 October 1768, Glasgow, Scotland

## Theorems and Definitions

- Simson Line, also known as Simson's Line
- Simson Line Theorem

Results named for **Robert Simson** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Robert Simson** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1723:
*Euclid's Porisms*(*Philosophical Transactions***Vol. xl**: p. 330) - 1735:
*Sectionum conicarum libri V* - 1749:
*Apollonii Pergaei locorum planorum libri II*, a restoration of Apollonius's lost treatise - 1735:
*Sectionum conicarum libri V*(Second Edition, with additions) - 1756: Euclid's
*The Elements*(Books I -- VI, XI, XII) - 1762: Euclid's
*The Elements*, 2nd Edition, with*Data* - 1776:
*Roberti Simson opera quaedam reliqua*(posthumous, published by Earl Stanhope)

## Sources

- 1926: Sir Thomas L. Heath:
*Euclid: The Thirteen Books of The Elements: Volume 1*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Introduction: Chapter $\text{V}$. The Text - 1991: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Geometry*... (previous) ... (next): A Chronological List Of Mathematicians