476 - 550


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 5,697,319 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Aryabhata ranks 23 out of 495Before him are Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Robert Woodrow Wilson, Edmond Halley, Arthur Eddington, and Giuseppe Piazzi. After him are Neil deGrasse Tyson, Johannes Hevelius, Roger Joseph Boscovich, Avempace, Fred Hoyle, and Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers.

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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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In India

Among people born in India, Aryabhata ranks 38 out of 848Before him are Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Ramakrishna (1836), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Mahavira (-599), and C. V. Raman (1888). After him are Sariputta (-568), Bhāskara II (1114), Mahākāśyapa (-550), Tulsidas (1532), Zubin Mehta (1936), and Salman Khan (1965).


Among astronomers born in India, Aryabhata ranks 1After him are Varāhamihira (505) and Tsutomu Seki (1930).

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