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Hipparchus

(c. 190—120 bc) Greek astronomer and geographer

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Hipparchus estimated the distance of the Moon from the Earth and drew the first accurate star map. He developed an

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Hipparchus (3) (fl. second half of 2nd cent. bc)(astronomer)   Reference library

G. J. Toomer and Alexander Jones

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Born at *Nicaea (1) in Bithynia, he spent much of his life in Rhodes; his recorded observations range from 147 to 127. His only extant work, the ...

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Hipparchus (fl. 136–127)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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(fl. 136–127 b.c.e.) Greek astronomer, mathematician, and geographer,

. Born in Asia Minor in Nicaea

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G. J. Toomer

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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astronomer (fl. second half of 2nd cent. bc). Born at Nicaea in Bithynia, he spent much of his life in Rhodes; his recorded observations range from 147 to 127. His only extant work, the ... More
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A Dictionary of Scientists

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(c.170 bcc.120 bc) Greek astronomer and geographer

Born at Nicaea, which is now in Turkey, ...

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