Posted: 07.06.2011
 
Born: about 800 in possibly Mysore, India Died: about 870 in India Mahaviracharya, meaning Mahavira the Teacher, was of the Jaina religion and was familiar with Jaina mathematics. He worked in Mysore in southern Indian where he was a member of a school of mathematics. If he was not born in Mysore then it is very likely that he was born close to this town in the same region of India. We have essentially no other...
Posted: 06.06.2011
 
Acharya Hemchandra Born: 1089 in Dhandhuka, Gujarat, India Died: 1173 in Gujarat, India Hemchandra 's mother was named Pahini and his father Chachadev. The name Hemchandra was one he took later in life and he was named Candradeva after he was born. The city of Dhandhuka where he was born is about 50 km south west of Ahmadabad the capital of Gujarat. Candradeva, when still young, was taken to a Jain temple where...

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