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AD 100{{Britannica>482098|Ptolemy}}Egypt (Roman province)>Egypt, Roman Empire170|100}}| death_place = Alexandria, Egypt, Roman Empire| education = Mathematician Geographer >AstronomerAstrologer}}}Claudius Ptolemy ({{IPAc-en|ˈ|t|ɒ|l|ə|m|i}}; , Klaúdios Ptolemaîos {{IPA-el|kláwdios ptolɛmɛ́os|}}; ; {{nowrap|{{circa}} AD 100 –}} {{circa|lk=no| 170}}) was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer and astrologer. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, under the rule of the Roman Empire,BOOK, A History of Greek Mathematics, Heath, Sir Thomas, Clarendon Press, 1921, Oxford, vii, 273, had a Latin name, which several historians have taken to imply he was also a Roman citizen,{{harvtxt|Neugebauer|1975|p=834}}; G. J. Toomer, "Ptolemy (or Claudius Ptolemaeus). " Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2008. Retrieved from Encyclopedia.com. 4 June, 2019 cited Greek philosophers, and used Babylonian observations and Babylonian lunar theory. The 14th-century astronomer Theodore Meliteniotes gave his birthplace as the prominent Greek city Ptolemais Hermiou () in the Thebaid (). This attestation is quite late, however, and there is no other evidence to confirm or contradict it.

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