Aryabhatta - Facts about the Great Indian Astronomer & Mathematician

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Āryabhatta (b. 476 AD – 550) is the first in the line of great mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy

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Bottom of FormAryabhatta - Facts about the Great Indian Astronomer & Mathematician ryabhatta (b. 476 AD 550) is the first in the line of great mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. His most famous works are the Aryabhatiya (499) and Arya-Siddhanta.BiographyAryabhata was born in the region lying between Narmada and Godavari, which was known as Ashmaka,and is now identified with Maharashtra, though early Buddhist texts describe Ashmaka as being further south, dakShiNApath or the Deccan, while other texts describe the Ashmakas as having fought Alexander, which would put them further north. Other traditions in India claim that he was from Kerala and that he travelled to the North, or that he was a Maga Brahmin from Gujarat.However, it is fairly certain that at some point, he went to Kusumapura for higher studies, and that he lived here for some time. Bhskara I (AD 629) identifies Kusumapura as Pataliputra (modern Patna). He lived there in the dying years of the Gupta empire, the time which is known as the golden age of India, when it was already under Hun attack in the Northeast, during the reign of Buddhagupta and some of the smaller kings before Vishnugupta.His first name Arya is a term used for respect, such as "Sri", whereas Bhatta is a typical north Indian name -- found today usually among the Bania (or trader) community in Bihar.WorksAryabhata is the author of several treatises on ma

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