Nilakantha Somayaji

1444 - 1544

Nilakantha Somayaji

Keļallur Nilakantha Somayaji (14 June 1444 – 1544), also referred to as Keļallur Comatiri, was a major mathematician and astronomer of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics. One of his most influential works was the comprehensive astronomical treatise Tantrasamgraha completed in 1501. He had also composed an elaborate commentary on Aryabhatiya called the Aryabhatiya Bhasya. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nilakantha Somayaji has received more than 128,577 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 651st most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Nilakantha Somayaji ranks 651 out of 746Before him are Heinz Hopf, Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro, Antanas Mockus, Solomon W. Golomb, Corrado Segre, and Wilhelm Killing. After him are Max Noether, Sergey Nikolsky, Georges de Rham, Jacob Bronowski, Robert Daniel Carmichael, and Nikolai Chebotaryov.

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Among people born in 1444, Nilakantha Somayaji ranks 3Before him are Galeazzo Maria Sforza and Gaston, Prince of Viana.  Among people deceased in 1544, Nilakantha Somayaji ranks 12Before him are Pedro Damiano, Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, Ruy López de Villalobos, Teofilo Folengo, Valerius Cordus, and Bonaventure des Périers.

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Among people born in India, Nilakantha Somayaji ranks 421 out of 848Before him are Verghese Kurien (1921), Abhishek Bachchan (1976), N. T. Rama Rao (1923), Vijay Mallya (1955), Surendranath Banerjee (1848), and Saadat Hasan Manto (1912). After him are Govind Ballabh Pant (1887), Feroz Khan (1939), Preity Zinta (1975), V. S. Ramachandran (1951), George Fernandes (1930), and John Shepherd-Barron (1925).


Among mathematicians born in India, Nilakantha Somayaji ranks 9Before him are Bhāskara II (1114), Augustus De Morgan (1806), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), Madhava of Sangamagrama (1350), Jai Singh II (1688), and Bhāskara I (600). After him are S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), Harish-Chandra (1923), and Akshay Venkatesh (1981).

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