# Mathematician:Simon Jacob

## Contents

## Mathematician

German reckoner about whom little is known.

Published a book demonstrating that he understood some facts about the Fibonacci numbers that were not rediscovered until centuries later.

## Nationality

Bavarian

## History

- Born: c. 1500 possibly in Coburg, Bavaria
- Died: 24 June 1564 in Frankfurt/Main

## Theorems and Definitions

## Publications

## Sources

- 1995: Peter Schreiber:
*A Supplement to J. Shallit's Paper “Origins of the Analysis of the Euclidean Algorithm”*(*Hist. Math.***Vol. 22**: 422 – 424) - 1997: Donald E. Knuth:
*The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms*(3rd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $\S 1.2.8$: Fibonacci Numbers