Abu Rayhan al-Biruni

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Birthday
4, 973
Birthplace
Uzbekistan
Death Date
Dec 13, 1048 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 973
Birthplace
Uzbekistan
Death Date
Dec 13, 1048 (75)

About

Persian-Khwarezmian Muslim scholar who made great contributions to mathematics and mapmaking.

Before Fame

He began his studies in childhood. By age 17 he was already a renowned scholar.

Trivia

He collaborated with a fellow astronomer in another city in noting the time of an eclipse, thereby calculating the difference in latitude between the two cities.

Family Life

His childhood or family were rarely mentioned in accounts of his life.

Associated With

He and Ulugh Beg were both famous scholars of the Middle Ages.