Person: Yativrsabha
Yativrsabha was a Jaina mathematician who gave a description of the universe which is of historical importance in understanding Jaina science and mathematics.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 We know nothing of Yativrsabha's dates except for a reference which he makes to the end of the Gupta dynasty which he says was after 231 years of ruling.
 This ended in 551 so we must assume that 551 AD is a date which occurred during Yativrsabha's lifetime.
 This fits with the only other information regarding his dates which are that his work is referenced by Jinabhadra Ksamasramana in 609 and that Yativrsabha himself refers to a work written by Sarvanandin in 458.
 Yativrsabha's work Tiloyapannatti gives various units for measuring distances and time and also describes the system of infinite time measures.
Born about 500, India. Died about 570, India.
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