Anania Shirakatsi The father of Armenian math
Anania Shirakatsi, also known as "Ananias of Shirak," was a 7th-century Armenian polymath and natural philosopher, the author of extant works covering mathematics, astronomy, geography, chronology, and other fields. He is considered the father of the exact and natural sciences in Armenia.
The first Armenian mathematician, astronomer, and cosmographer was born in Shirak, Sasanian Armenia, in the "Early Middle Ages."
He composed science textbooks and the first known geographic work in classical Armenian (Ashkharhatsuyts), which provides detailed information about Greater Armenia, Persia, and the Caucasus (Georgia and Caucasian Albania).
His accomplishments in mathematics include the earliest known table of results of the four basic operations, the earliest known collection of recreational math puzzles and problems, and the earliest book of math problems in Armenian.
He also devised a system of mathematical notation based on the Armenian alphabet, although he was the only writer known to have used it.
Ananias is traditionally thought to have been buried in the village of Anavank; the tradition probably originated from the name of the village.
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