Bhāskara II

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Bhāskara (c. 1114–1185) also known as Bhāskarācārya ("Bhāskara, the teacher"), and as Bhāskara II to avoid confusion with Bhāskara I, was an Indian mathematician and astronomer. He was born in Bijapur in Karnataka.Born in a Deshastha Brahmin family of scholars, mathematicians and astronomers, Bhaskara was the leader of a cosmic observatory at Ujjain, the main mathematical centre of ancient India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bhāskara II has received more than 1,061,161 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Bhāskara II is the 81st most popular mathematician (down from 75th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from India and the 3rd most popular Indian Mathematician.

Bhāskara II is most famous for his text, Siddhānta Shiromani. It is a commentary on the Brahma Sutras, one of the most important texts in Vedanta philosophy.

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Among mathematicians, Bhāskara II ranks 81 out of 828. Before him are Andrey Kolmogorov, Johann Heinrich Lambert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Jacob Bernoulli, Katherine Johnson, and Regiomontanus. After him are Ctesibius, Giuseppe Peano, Pappus of Alexandria, Felix Klein, Adrien-Marie Legendre, and Christian Goldbach.

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Among people born in 1114, Bhāskara II ranks 1After him are Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, Gerard of Cremona, Otto of Freising, Berenguer Ramon, Count of Provence, Dirk VI, Count of Holland, and Rainald of Dassel. Among people deceased in 1185, Bhāskara II ranks 7Before him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, Afonso I of Portugal, Pope Lucius III, Chrétien de Troyes, Andronikos I Komnenos, and Ibn Tufail. After him are Emperor Antoku, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, Agnes of Courtenay, John Kinnamos, Beatrice of Rethel, and Manuel Komnenos.

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Among people born in India, Bhāskara II ranks 40 out of 1,227. Before him are Aishwarya Rai (1973), Jahangir (1569), Amartya Sen (1933), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Aryabhata (476), and Swami Vivekananda (1863). After him are Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), Julie Christie (1940), Sariputta (-568), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), and Sita (null).


Among mathematicians born in India, Bhāskara II ranks 3Before him are Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887) and Brahmagupta (598). After him are Augustus De Morgan (1806), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), Madhava of Sangamagrama (1350), Jai Singh II (1688), Bhāskara I (600), Nilakantha Somayaji (1444), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), and J. H. C. Whitehead (1904).