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Hipparchus of Rhodes

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Hipparchus of Rhodes (190 BC - 120 BC)

* 190 BC, † 120 BC

Hipparchus of Rhodes was born 190 BC in Nicaea (now Iznik), Bithynia (now Turkey). Hipparchus was a Greek mathematician who compiled an early example of trigonometric tables and gave methods for solving spherical triangles. Hipparchus of Rhodes died in 120 BC in probably Rhodes, Greece.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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