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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