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Aryabhata (Sanskrit: आर्यभट, ISO: 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aryabhata has received more than 6,367,042 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Aryabhata is the 23rd most popular astronomer, the 38th most popular biography from India and the most popular Indian Astronomer.

Aryabhata was a mathematician and astronomer who is most famous for developing the concept of zero and the number system that is used today.

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Among astronomers, Aryabhata ranks 23 out of 532Before him are Edmond Halley, Charles Messier, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Avempace, and Robert Woodrow Wilson. After him are Roger Joseph Boscovich, Giuseppe Piazzi, Arthur Eddington, Wilhelm Schickard, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, and Mary Somerville.

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Among people born in 476, Aryabhata ranks 1 Among people deceased in 550, Aryabhata ranks 1After him are Cosmas Indicopleustes, Damascius, and Buddhapālita.

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Among people born in India, Aryabhata ranks 38 out of 1,227Before him are Salman Khan (1965), Mahavira (-599), Aishwarya Rai (1973), Jahangir (1569), Amartya Sen (1933), and William Makepeace Thackeray (1811). After him are Swami Vivekananda (1863), Bhāskara II (1114), Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), Julie Christie (1940), and Sariputta (-568).


Among astronomers born in India, Aryabhata ranks 1After him are Varāhamihira (505).