Ptolemy Wrote Astronomy Treatise Almagest

Ptolemy an Alexandrian astronomer and mathematician wrote an astronomy treatise, Almagest in 140 CE serving as the standard reference for North African, Arab, and European astronomers until the 16th century. The Almagest was the first book to detail the geocentric view of the solar system’s structure noting that celestial bodies orbit the earth in an elaborate system of cycles.

      140 CE
      Almagest of Ptolemy
      Astronomer, Mathematician
      Alexandria, Egypt

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