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5 Things You Didn't Know About Fibonacci Included Fibonacci's Portrait

Updated: Feb 7

Are you familiar with the Fibonacci sequence?

Did you know that it was not actually discovered by Fibonacci himself?

And that his real name was not Fibonacci?

In this blog post, we will be uncovering five secrets that you may not have known about the famous mathematician and his famous sequence. From his real name to the true origins of the sequence, to its unexpected appearances in nature and its practical applications in various fields.

So, get ready to expand your knowledge of Fibonacci and its legacy.

  • Fibonacci's real name was not Fibonacci. He was actually born Leonardo of Pisa, but became known as Fibonacci, which is short for filius Bonacci, meaning "son of Bonacci."

  • The Fibonacci sequence was not actually discovered by Fibonacci himself. The sequence had been previously described by Indian mathematicians as early as the 6th century. However, Fibonacci was the first to introduce it to the Western world in his book "Liber Abaci."