Mathematician:Otto Eduard Neugebauer

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Austrian American mathematician and historian of science best known for his research on the history of astronomy and the other exact sciences in antiquity and into the Middle Ages.

By studying clay tablets, he discovered that the ancient Babylonians knew much more about mathematics and astronomy than had been previously realized.


Austrian, later American


  • Born: 26 May 1899 in Innsbruck, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)
  • Died: 19 February 1990 in Princeton, New Jersey