RODET, Jean

RODET, Léon. 1832? — 1895. French Oriental Scholar and Historian of Mathematics. Studies at École polytechnique, Paris, then living in Paris styling himself only as a member of Société Asiatique.

Publications: Premieurs éléments de la langue anglo-saxonne. 1. P. 1858.

Grammaire abrégée de la langue sanscrite. 1–2. 171 p. P. 1860 (sometimes wrongly quoted as being written by “Jean Rodet”, but see R. Lardinois, Scholars and Prophets: Sociology of India from France in the 19th-20th Centuries. 2018, note 38).

Le Touran et les Touraniens suivant la tradition persane. 24 p. P. 1877.

– “L’algèbre d’al-Khârizmi et les méthodes indienne et grecque”, JA 7:11, 1878, 5-98; On Egyptian algebra, JA 1882; other articles.

– “Leçons de calcul d’Âryabhaṭa”, JA 7:13, 1879, 393-434; “Sur la véritable signification de la notation numérique inventée par Âryabhaṭa”, JA 7:16, 1880, 440-485.

– “Sur la notation des monnaies de l’Inde”, JA 8:9, 1887, 531-536.

Sources: Briefly mentioned in Catal. gén. de la librairie fr. 4, 1840–1865, & 10, 1876-85.

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