c.476 - c.535
Indian Astronomer

Arjabatta, or Aryabhata, was the earliest known Indian mathema-tician.

He was one of the first known to use algebra. He established 33 rules in arithmetic and wrote about the treatment of indeterminate equations by the application of continued fractions - a method used today.

As astronomer Arjabatta discovered the rotation of the earth and explained the reason for sun and moon eclipses.

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