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Indian mathematician-astronomer

475   -   549

occupation: astronomer, mathematician, astrologer
influenced by: Surya Siddhanta

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Aryabhata (Sanskrit: आर्यभट, IAST: Āryabhaṭa) or Aryabhata I (476–550 CE) was the first of the major mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. His works include the Āryabhaṭīya (which mentions that in 3600 Kaliyuga, 499 CE, he was 23 years old) and the Arya-siddhanta. For his explicit mention of the relativity of motion, he also qualifies as a major early physicist.
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Sanskrit astronomical treatise by the 5th century Indian mathematician Aryabhata

author: Aryabhata

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