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The Fibonacci sequence was actually discovered much earlier by Indian poets and linguists who came across this sequence while studying Sanskrit poetry. More information on this can be found, for example, on the wikipedia page for the Fibonacci numbers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number. This topic is also discussed by the Fields Medallist Manjul Bhargava in multiple lectures on YouTube.

Hence, in this article, under the heading 'Where does it come from'?, it might be pertinent to mention that this sequence was in fact discovered much earlier. This might help dispel the misunderstanding that Fibonacci was the first one to come across this sequence. It will also enrich the article by showing the readers how this sequence arose from a completely different (and surprising!) context- poetry!

## History of the Fibonacci Sequence

The Fibonacci sequence was actually discovered much earlier by Indian poets and linguists who came across this sequence while studying Sanskrit poetry. More information on this can be found, for example, on the wikipedia page for the Fibonacci numbers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number. This topic is also discussed by the Fields Medallist Manjul Bhargava in multiple lectures on YouTube.

Hence, in this article, under the heading 'Where does it come from'?, it might be pertinent to mention that this sequence was in fact discovered much earlier. This might help dispel the misunderstanding that Fibonacci was the first one to come across this sequence. It will also enrich the article by showing the readers how this sequence arose from a completely different (and surprising!) context- poetry!