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Adelard of Bath

English scholar

1075   -   1160

country of citizenship: Kingdom of England
language of expression: Latin
occupation: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, translator, writer, astrologer

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Adelard of Bath (Latin: Adelardus Bathensis; c. 1080 – c. 1152 AD) was a 12th-century English natural philosopher. He is known both for his original works and for translating many important Arabic and Greek scientific works of astrology, astronomy, philosophy and mathematics into Latin from Arabic versions, which were then introduced to Western Europe. He is known as one of the first to introduce the Arabic numeral system to Europe. He stands at the convergence of three intellectual schools: the traditional learning of French schools, the Greek culture of Southern Italy, and the Arabic science of the East.
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