Euclid's big mistake
When the pharaoh asked whether geometry could not be made easier, Euclid replied: "There is no royal road to geometry". He was badly mistaken. Not only is there a royal road to geometry (and mathematics as a whole), but there is also a road for ordinary noblemen. Marquess de l'Hôpital decided to pay annual fee to Johann Bernoulli in order to drive on it.
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