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Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Egyptian writer of Alexandria, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, wrote in Greek, and held Roman citizenship. Beyond that, ...more
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Profession: Mathematician, Geographer, Astrologer, Philosopher, Astronomersee more on Ptolemy
Abū ‘Abdallāh Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, formerly Latinized as Algoritmi or Algaurizin, was a Persian mathematician, astronomer and geographer during the Abbasid Caliphate, a scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. In the twelfth century, Latin translations of his work on the Indian numerals ...more
Age: Died at 70 (780-850)
Profession: Mathematician, Geographer, Astrologer, Astronomersee more on Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī
Hipparchus of Nicaea, was a Greek astronomer, geographer, and mathematician. He is considered the founder of trigonometry but is most famous for his incidental discovery of precession of the equinoxes. Hipparchus was born in Nicaea, Bithynia, and probably died on the island of Rhodes. He is known to ...more
Age: Died at 70 (189 BC-119 BC)
Birthplace: İznik, Turkey
Profession: Mathematician, Geographer, Astrologer, Astronomersee more on Hipparchus
Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin was a Russian geographer, economist, activist, philologist, zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, writer and prominent anarchist. Kropotkin advocated a communist society free from central government and based on voluntary associations between workers. He ...more
Age: Died at 79 (1842-1921)
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Profession: Scientist, Author, Zoologist, Geographer, Writer, + moresee more on Peter Kropotkin