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Professor Euclide
Character information
Name(s): Professor Euclide
Hair: Black
Nationality: Unknown
Occupation: Professor
Status: Alive
Behind the scenes
First Appearance: The Broken Ear
Last Appearance: The Broken Ear


Professor Euclide is an absent-minded professor who appears in The Broken Ear.

History

It is he who originally finds and re-captures the late Jacob Balthazar's parrot Polly. After doing so he answers Tintin's advertisement in the newspaper for a lost parrot, which gave him temporary custody of Polly.

He is shown as being very absent-minded by forgetting his glasses, wearing his cleaning-lady Ernestine's overcoat, holding his walking stick upside-down as if it were an umbrella, mistaking a parrot for a man and leaving his briefcase next to a lamp post.

Name

In the more modern versions of The Broken Ear the Professor's name is not wholly revealed. However, in the original black and white edition published in 1935 his name is given as Professor Euclide, after the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid of Alexandria, who is known as the "Father of Geometry."

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