Person: Suri, Mahendra
Mahendra Suri was an Indian mathematician and follower of Jain. He was the first to write a Sanskrit treatise on the astrolabe.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- By the time of Mahendra Suri, however, Jainism had lost support as a national religion and was much less vigorous.
- Mahendra Suri was a pupil of Madana Suri.
- The ideas of Islamic astronomy began to appear in works in the Sanskrit language and it is the Islamic ideas on the astrolabe which Mahendra Suri wrote on in his famous text.
- It is clear from the various references in the text and also from the particular values that Mahendra Suri uses for the angle of the ecliptic etc.
Born about 1340, Western India. Died about 1410, India.
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Ancient Indian, Origin India
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive