Timeline of scientific discoveries

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The timeline below shows the date of publication of possible major scientific theories and discoveries, along with the discoverer. In many cases, the discoveries spanned several years.

3rd century BC[edit]

  • 323–283 BC – Euclid: wrote a series of 13 books on geometry called The Elements

2nd century BC[edit]

2nd century[edit]

9th century[edit]

  • Al-Khawarizmi (780-850): wrote the first major treatise on Algebra titled "Al-jabr wal-muqabaleh"

10th century[edit]

11th century[edit]

12th century[edit]

13th century[edit]

14th century[edit]

15th century[edit]

16th century[edit]

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18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Page 26, (2nd chapter) in: Ronald L. Numbers (ed.) Galileo Goes to Jail, and Other Myths about Science and Religion (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009). Note: the first tree chapters of the book can be found here [1].
  2. ^ "Kirschner, Stefan, "Nicole Oresme", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2009 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)". Plato.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  3. ^ L.M. Smith (2008-10-01). "Luca Pacioli: The Father of Accounting". Acct.tamu.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  4. ^ "John Napier and logarithms". Ualr.edu. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  5. ^ "JCVI: First Self-Replicating, Synthetic Bacterial Cell Constructed by J. Craig Venter Institute Researchers". jcvi.org. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 

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