Do you know of some books or papers dealing with the history of the Euler line?

Was L. Euler the first mathematician that notice its existence? Are there any interesting paragraphs out there discussing the fact that apparently it was not widely known in Ancient Greece?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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    $\begingroup$ Here mathworld.wolfram.com/Orthocenter.html it says the orthocenter was named in 1865. So what did Euler actually say in 1765? $\endgroup$ Mar 26 at 21:20
  • $\begingroup$ a) All that Weisstein is saying there is that the orthocenter was christened thus in 1865... b) Mathworld is not a reliable source. $\endgroup$
    – Jamai-Con
    Mar 26 at 21:37
  • $\begingroup$ Lots of things known now were not known in Ancient Greece, and what was not known is too vast to discuss. Guinand reviews some early history in Euler Lines, Tritangent Centers, and Their Triangles. $\endgroup$
    – Conifold
    Mar 26 at 22:43
  • $\begingroup$ Mathworld is not always the most informative source, but for what is says, it is informative. $\endgroup$ Mar 27 at 8:59
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    $\begingroup$ (@MoziburUllah, I am frivolously amused by your typo "ingormative"! :) $\endgroup$ Mar 28 at 0:08

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