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Bhaskara (Bhaskara II)

Born: 1114 AD
Died: 1185? AD.

Nationality: Indian
Categories: Mathematicians


1114 - Born in Biddur, India. The leading mathematician of the 12th century, who wrote the first work with full and systematic use of the decimal number system.

       - Bhaskara II was the lineal successor of the noted Indian mathematician Brahmagupta as head of an astronomical observatory at Ujjain, the leading mathematical centre of ancient India.

1150 - Bhaskara wrote his famous Siddhanta Siroman. It is divided into four parts; Lilavati (arithmetic), Bijaganita (algebra), Goladhyaya (celestial globe), and Grahaganita (mathematics of the planets).

       - Sathish, his book on arithmetic, is the source of interesting legends that assert that it was written for his daughter, Lilavati.

1185 - He died in Ujjain, India and passed his mathematical knowledge to his son, Loksamudra.


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