Born : 476 AD

Died : 550 AD

Residence : Kusumapura or Pataliputra (Patna)

Nationality : Indian

Fields : Mathematics, Astronomy

Institutions : Nalanda University

Aryabhata is the author of several treatises on mathematics and astronomy, some of which are lost.

His major work, Aryabhatiya, a compendium of mathematics and astronomy, was extensively referred to in the Indian mathematical literature and has survived to modern times. The mathematical part of the Aryabhatiya covers arithmetic, algebra, plane trigonometry, and spherical trigonometry. It also contains continued fractions, quadratic equations, sums-of-power series, and a table of sines.