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 equinoxe...
However, of the observations which are said to have been made by Hipparchus,
some were made in the north of the island of Rhodes and several (although ...
Hipparchus of Rhodes (called also Hipparchus of Nicaea or Hipparchus of
Bithynia) (c. 190 – 120 BC) is one of the greatest astronomers of all times. He
Apr 2, 2013 ... Hipparchus of Nicea (190 BCE - 120 BCE) was an ancient Greek mathematician,
astronomer and geographer, regarded by many historians as ...
Dec 31, 2015 ... Hipparchus of Rhodes is considered the greatest astronomical observer in early
human history. He made many advances in geography and ...
He made his observations chiefly on the island of Rhodes. Ptolemy's geocentric
theory of the universe was based largely on the conclusions of Hipparchus, ...
Even if he did not invent it, Hipparchus is the first person whose systematic use of
... on Aratus by Attalus of Rhodes, written shortly before the time of Hipparchus.
For the same reason, Hipparchus may have been behind the construction of the
Antikythera Mechanism built in Rhodes about this time: it's a clockwork machine ...
HIPPARCHUS. (b. Nicaea, Bithynia [now Iznik, Turkey],first quarter of second
century B.C.; d.Rhodes[?], after 127B.C). astronomy, mathematics geography.
Hipparchus is believed to have died on the island of Rhodes, where he spent
most of his later life - Ptolemy attributes observations to him from Rhodes in the ...