Who was there ?


Mathematicians in our archive who were alive in the year 500 are:

Zu Chongzhi was 71 this year and would die the following year.
Marinus was about 50 this year and died about this year.
Zu Geng was about 50 this year and would die in about a further 20 years.
Anthemius was about 26 this year and would die in about a further 34 years.
Aryabhata was 24 this year and would die in a further 50 years.
Boethius was about 20 this year and would die in about a further 24 years.
Eutocius was about 20 this year and would die in about a further 40 years.
Simplicius was about 10 this year and would die in about a further 60 years.
Yativrsabha was born about this year and would die in about a further 70 years.

There were 9 mathematicians in our archive alive in the year 500.


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