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# Who are the two astronomers as the founder of trigonometry?

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###### August 27, 2017 6:13PM

According to recent (August 2017) research by the University of New South Wales, it was an unknown mathematician (or mathematicians) in Babylon. They produced a tablet, known as Plimpton 322, which contains tables of trig ration. This was some 1500 years before the Greek astronomer Hipparchus who, until now, was regarded the father of trigonometry. Thus, the Babylonian(s) may have been the first two astronomers - their identities are not recorded.

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1500 years before the Greek astronomer Hipparchus who, until now,
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