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Brahmagupta (c. 598 – c. 668 CE) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer. He is the author of two early works on mathematics and astronomy: the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta (BSS, "correctly established doctrine of Brahma", dated 628), a theoretical treatise, and the Khaṇḍakhādyaka ("edible bite", dated 665), a more practical text. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brahmagupta has received more than 2,324,402 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Brahmagupta is the 58th most popular mathematician (down from 51st in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from India (down from 25th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Mathematician.

Brahmagupta is most famous for the Brahmagupta-Fibonacci series, which is a set of numbers that are the sum of the two previous numbers.

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Among mathematicians, Brahmagupta ranks 58 out of 823Before him are Karl Weierstrass, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Nikolai Lobachevsky, Gaspard Monge, Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, and Abraham de Moivre. After him are Al-Battani, Marin Mersenne, August Ferdinand Möbius, Simon Stevin, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, and Alfred North Whitehead.

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Among people born in 598, Brahmagupta ranks 2Before him is Emperor Taizong of Tang. After him are Ruqayyah bint Muhammad, Qasim ibn Muhammad, Ikrima ibn Abi Jahl, and Martina. Among people deceased in 670, Brahmagupta ranks 3Before him are Hasan ibn Ali and Safiyya bint Huyayy. After him are Aqil ibn Abi Talib, Oswiu, Audomar, and Felix of Aquitaine.

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Among people born in India, Brahmagupta ranks 40 out of 1,493Before him are Padmasambhava (717), Amartya Sen (1933), Mahavira (-599), Julie Christie (1940), Rani of Jhansi (1828), and Jahangir (1569). After him are Tulsidas (1532), Sariputta (-568), Aishwarya Rai (1973), C. V. Raman (1888), Bhāskara II (1114), and Meera (1498).


Among mathematicians born in India, Brahmagupta ranks 2Before him are Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887). After him are Bhāskara II (1114), Augustus De Morgan (1806), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), Madhava of Sangamagrama (1350), Bhāskara I (600), Jai Singh II (1688), Nilakantha Somayaji (1444), Sulochana Gadgil (1944), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), and S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940).