Mathematician:Severus Sebokht

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Mathematician

Syrian scholar and bishop.

The first Syrian to mention the Indian number system.


Nationality

Syrian


History

  • Born: 575 in Nisibis, Syria
  • Died: 667


Publications


Also known as

Classical Syriac: ܣܘܪܘܣ ܣܝܒܘܟܬ‎)

Also known as Seboukt of Nisibis.


Notable Quotes

I will omit all discussion of the science of the Indians ... and of their valuable methods of calculation ... I wish only to say that this computation is done by means of nine signs.


Sources