Seki Kowa (1642-1708)
Regarded as the Japanese father of mathematics, Seki Kowa made many important advances in the field of calculus.
A child prodigy in mathematics, Seki Kowa discovered his talent at a young age when one of the servants of his household introduced him to mathematics. Collecting a large collection of Japanese and Chinese books on mathematics, Seki became a self-taught mathematics genius.
Acknowledged as a master mathematician, he soon had many pupils. Seki demonstrated his great talent in mathematics when he published the book Hatsubi Sampo in which he solved many unsolved problems from years before.
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