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Wilhelm Xylander

(1532—1576)


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(1532–76),

German classical philologist. He was born in Augsburg and studied in Heidelberg, where he was professor of Greek 1558–76. He edited several ancient mathematical texts, and in 1552 published the first translation of Euclid into German.

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