logo
Welcome, guest! ~ Login ~ Register 

Quick Search:

S9.com / Biographies /

Brahmagupta

Portrait
Born: 598? AD
Died: 665? AD.

Nationality: Indian
Categories: Mathematicians

Locked


598 - Brahmagupta was born.

 

665 - He was the head of the astronomical observatory at Ujjain, and during his tenure there wrote two texts on mathematics and astronomy: the Brahmasphutasiddhanta, and the Khandakhadyaka.

 

628 - Brahmagupta gave the first general solution of the quadratic equation.
         - Brahmagupta was the first to use algebra to solve astronomical problems. It was through the Brahmasphutasiddhanta that the Arabs learned of Indian astronomy.

 

712-775 - The famous Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur founded Baghdad, which is situated on the banks of the Tigris, and made it a center of learning.

 

770 - The caliph invited a scholar of Ujjain by the name of Kankah. Kankah used the Brahmasphutasiddhanta to explain the Hindu system of arithmetic astronomy.

 

668 - Brahhmagupta died.

 

 


Locked

Page last updated: 3:26am, 06th Dec '13