Bhāskara II

1114 - 1185

Bhāskara II

Bhāskara (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.Bhāskara and his works represent a significant contribution to mathematical and astronomical knowledge in the 12th century. He has been called the greatest mathematician of medieval India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bhāskara II has received more than 986,771 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 75th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Bhāskara II ranks 75 out of 746Before him are Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, Willebrord Snellius, Regiomontanus, Alexander Friedmann, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Émilie du Châtelet. After him are Siméon Denis Poisson, Giuseppe Peano, Ctesibius, G. H. Hardy, Urbain Le Verrier, and Adrien-Marie Legendre.

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Among people born in 1114, Bhāskara II ranks 1After him are Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona, Otto of Freising, Gerard of Cremona, and Dirk VI, Count of Holland. Among people deceased in 1185, Bhāskara II ranks 6Before him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, Afonso I of Portugal, Chrétien de Troyes, Andronikos I Komnenos, and Pope Lucius III. After him are Ibn Tufail, Emperor Antoku, Agnes of Courtenay, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, Beatrice of Rethel, and John Kinnamos.

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In India

Among people born in India, Bhāskara II ranks 40 out of 848Before him are Alauddin Khalji (1266), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Mahavira (-599), C. V. Raman (1888), Aryabhata (476), and Sariputta (-568). After him are Mahākāśyapa (-550), Tulsidas (1532), Zubin Mehta (1936), Salman Khan (1965), Meera (1498), and Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856).


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), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), and Harish-Chandra (1923).

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