Person: Ptolemy, Claudius


Ptolemy was the most influential of Greek astronomers and geographers of his time. He propounded the geocentric theory of the solar system that prevailed for 1400 years.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born about AD 85, Egypt. Died about AD 165, Alexandria, Egypt.

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African, Analysis, Ancient Arab, Ancient Babylonian, Ancient Greek, Ancient Indian, Applied Maths, Astronomy, Geography, Geometry, Origin Egypt, Number Theory, Physics, Special Numbers And Numerals

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive