# Who really discovered 0?

## Who really discovered 0?

Zero and its operation are first defined by [Hindu astronomer and mathematician] Brahmagupta in 628, said Gobets. He developed a symbol for zero: a dot underneath numbers.

## Did Aryabhata invented zero?

Aryabhata is the first of the great astronomers of the classical age of India. He was born in 476 AD in Ashmaka but later lived in Kusumapura, which his commentator Bhaskara I (629 AD) identifies with Patilputra (modern Patna). Aryabhata gave the world the digit 0 (zero) for which he became immortal.