##### Who invented Zero?

##### Aryabhatta invented the number Zero (0).

Aryabhatta is a person who discovered Zero as a number. Zero was invented independently by the Babylonians, Mayans and Indians. In the article below, let us study the brief history from where the zero was invented. The Babylonians got their number system from the Sumerians, the first people in the world to develop a counting system. However, they never developed the idea of zero as a number.

Aryabhatta was the first mathematician to use the concept of zero. He was born in India in 476 CE and died in 550 CE. His interests was in mathematics and astronomy. The ideas of explanation of lunar eclipse and solar eclipse, rotation of earth on its axis, reflection of light by moon, and many more was given by him.

Other than Aryabhatta, the people who played an important role in inventing zero were Roman and Greek, Arabs, and European. They were not the actual inventor, but brought the idea of zero. Abu Abdullah Mohammad Ibn al Khwarizmi was the great mathematician, astronomer and geographer who explained the use of zero.

Nonetheless, it’s known that Aryabhatta was aware of the concept and even used it in his calculations. He has been accredited for many mathematical and astrological discoveries. Some of which include the area of a triangle and sphere.

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