* 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.
| | | | created: 2016-08-26 21:11:05 | modified: 2016-08-26 21:11:05 | by: bookofproofs | references: 
 O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014